The Beacon: 2023 11/05

In the profound journey of motherhood, it is often said that the child is an extension of the mother's soul. This sentiment holds a special place in my heart because it expresses the profound connection between a mother and her child. It's as if a portion of a mother's heart exists beyond her physical self, embodied in her child. The bond between a mother and her child is unique, powerful, and emotionally profound.

However, life, at times, leads us on unforeseen journeys. A part of my heart now resides in heaven, where my faith and hope are deeply rooted, and I have forged a profound connection with the promises of God. As I journey through the darkest valleys of grief and despair, I turn to the comforting words of the Bible, viewing them as a lifeline. Today, my heart aches under the weight of grief and brokenness. The pain of loss is tangible, and the journey through these shadows is difficult. Still, I hold on to the promise that my heart will one day be whole again. This hope and unwavering faith drive me forward, even when the road seems shrouded in darkness.

The verse of Isaiah 60:19 serves as a beacon of light in the darkness. It speaks of a time when we will no longer need the sun and the moon, for the Lord God will be our eternal light and glory.: "You will no longer need the sun to shine by day and the moon to shine by night, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory." (Isaiah 60:19, NLT) This passage reminds me that there is a future where the brilliance of God's presence will outshine all other lights, and it comforts my grieving heart.

These words offer comfort in a world where all creation seems to groan under the weight of sin and death. The pain and suffering we experience are a consequence of this broken world. However, the scriptures offer a profound message of hope. Isaiah 25:6-9 paints a vibrant picture of a day when a divine feast will be prepared on the mountain, symbolizing the complete eradication of death and wiping away tears. It signifies a vision of rejuvenation, revival, and salvation. On that day, we will joyfully declare, "Indeed, this is our God, and we have been waiting for Him to save us. This is the Lord we have been waiting for; let us rejoice in His salvation." (Isaiah 25:6-9, NLV)

These words instill hope in me, reminding me that the pain and sadness of today are not the end of the story. One day, we will celebrate in God's eternal glory, and the wounds of brokenness will be mended. This assurance guides me through the darkest days of grief, and the hope keeps me looking toward the day when my heart will be whole again.


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