Somehow I don’t think you’ll find it quite that way in Scripture – but have you ever had a dream you just can’t shake? A couple weeks ago, there was this dream in which a young friend of one of my children tragically passed away. It’s one of those that leave you greatly disturbed upon re-joining the waking world. As the days have passed, the memory lingers and so do the feelings. The greatest of which seems to be hurt on behalf of my child who I love so much. To see them lose someone so close to them really grieves my heart.
Pondering this has brought me to a greater awareness of how our Heavenly Father must feel. I have spent too much time this year in funeral lines and at memorial services to be comfortable thinking otherwise. It kind of stems from that whole “if we give good stuff to our kids, how much more does God want to do the same for us” (Decker Transliteration). As much as my heart hurts for a loss that doesn’t even exist, God’s compassion is so much greater for the real life experiences* we face.
*I almost wrote that these experiences end in grief. But you know, with the hope that Christ brings – we only pass thru grief in these experiences. The end result can actually be much greater.
I don’t have all the answers. I don’t have very many of them. I consider this glimpse into the character and love of the Father just another privilege of knowing Him and hopefully developing daily into more of the person that reflects the same.
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