As I was looking over my card making materials and trying to think of what I could possibly offer as a condolence, my eyes fell upon the word "Forever". I immediately thought about this family and the grief they must be feeling. Then I thought about love and how it truly does remain forever. We never forget those whom we love. Never. And because we are made in the image of God, He has made us to live forever. Oh, not here... but in a better place that He has prepared for us.
While constructing this card, I wondered what I would write inside. I even went shopping to see if anyone has written just the right sentiment to convey. Though some were nice, they did not tell the right story. I wanted to remind my friend that this is NOT the end. She WILL see her much-loved family member, and what a reunion day that will be!
This card was made and sent with a prayer that God will wrap his arms of love around each family member who is hurting, and comfort them with His love.