He changes times and seasons, deposes kings and sets up kings; Daniel 2:21a NRSV

Thought

Grief modulates, as do times and seasons. Gradually its power to direct your every mood and moment subsides. As you change, you begin to reframe your grief to include the steady presence of your loved one, safely ensconced forever in your heart. Despite the inevitability of change, you are sustained by your memories, now the most precious and sacred part of life together with your loved one. You will never, ever forget.

Prayer

God, time is and then passes; the seasons flow with the rhythm of nature. You, O God, are changeless and eternal. Amen.

Assurance

Change is the constant of time.

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