Blessed be the name of God from age to age, for wisdom and power are his. Daniel 2:20 NRSV

Thought

The experience of death teaches you that the ordinary is precious. Through the heartache and sorrow of grief, you realize that your days together were a treasure. Like most, you want life to be as it once was. You want your life back. The hard reality of grief is that everything has changed.

Prayer

God, you are from age to age the same. I do not understand death, but I am grateful that you never change and that wisdom and power are yours. Amen.

Assurance

Change is the way of hope and, at last, joy.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012