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Amy is co-host and blogger for both Stand Up for the Truth and Naomi's Table, two ministries that give her the opportunity to write and talk about Jesus all day long. She has written, produced and broadcast in the realm of television and radio news, magazine business journals and marketing materials. She continues her freelance work as a writer and social media consultant.

Times of grief

LUTTO DI MASSA - MEDIA GRIEFIn our third segment we are going to share some of your comments about yesterday’s interview we did with Warren B. Smith about his new book, “Another Jesus Calling.” If you missed that interview, Warren compared what the “Jesus” of Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling tells her to write down, and what the Jesus, Savior of the world says in God’s Word.

Up first, we are talking about grief. If you’ve lost someone, this time of year is a constant reminder that he or she isn’t with you anymore. And with the holiday season lasting over a month, the pain seems to last forever. So what’s the best biblical advice for making it through?

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Our guest is Robert Meyer, who has recently experienced tremendous loss, and who shares some thoughts about the Hope we have in Christ. Robert writes for Renew America, and two of his latest articles include, Tribute for my father.

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3 Responses to “Times of grief”

  1. Here is my recommendation for those in grief. I heard this new great hymn just today…just days after my mom passed away at the age of 93:

    "His Robes for Mine"

    His Robes for Mine: O Wonderful Exchange!
    Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered 'neath God's rage.
    Draped in His righteousness, I'm justified.
    In Christ I live, for in my place He died.

    I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost;
    Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
    Bought by such love, my life is not my own.
    My praise-my-all-shall be for Christ alone.

    His robes for mine; what cause have I for dread?
    God's daunting Law Christ mastered in my stead.
    Faultless I stand with righteous works not mine,
    Saved by my Lord's vicarious death and life.

    His robes for mine: God's justice is appeased.
    Jesus is crushed, and thus the Father's pleased.
    Christ drank God's wrath on sin, then cried, "Tis done!"
    Sin's age is paid; propitiation won.

    His robes for mine; such anguish none can know.
    Christ, God's beloved, condemned as though His foe.
    He, as though I, accursed and left alone;
    I, as though He, embraced and welcomed home!

    November 19, 2013 at 4:55 AM Reply
  2. Valerie #

    I was surprised to hear Robert Meyer give credibility to the story about the boy who said that his blind father could see him playing basketball. It is a sweet story, but I don't see anywhere in the bible where people who have died can see what is happening on earth. So my dead grandmother can see me at will no matter what I might be doing?

    Think about it. Only God is omnipresent. The rich man could see Lazarus, but it doesn't say that he could see his brothers. Reminds me of people who think we become angels after we die. Statements like so and so is looking down from heaven and smiling. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?

    November 20, 2013 at 4:08 AM Reply
  3. Robert Meyer #

    Valerie correctly points out that scriptures does not teach that loved ones are looking down upon us from Heaven. That is why I was careful to qualify this with the term "Christian sentimentality." In other words, people might be positively motivated by behaving as though it were the case that they could be seen. The issue I was answering was how people could be positively motivated in the midst of grieve. It is not my conviction that "Blind man in the Bleachers" story is in accordance with scripture. Thanks for being a good Berean, Valerie

    December 27, 2013 at 4:42 AM Reply

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