He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces – Isaiah 25:8
Less than a month after our son died, we found out that the cause of death was a “sudden acute severe Asthma attack.” The attack was so sudden that nothing could have prevented our son from dying. Knowing that there wasn’t anything we or the paramedics or the medical staff did could have prevented the outcome doesn’t make the pain and sorrow any less. We still can’t fathom our son dying from Asthma. He was so full of life and had so much promise and potential. He had his whole life ahead of him or so we believed. Yet, at the young age of 11, he died suddenly.
We are still trying to process this loss. The pain is acute. We can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel right now or the joy that comes in the morning. Right now we are submerged in sorrow and the weeping comes in waves. Yet, through it all we have God. His presence comforts and strengthens us. During those waves of sorrow followed by a deluge of tears, we cling to Him tightly. We can imagine Him putting His arms around us and holding us ever so close to His heart. And Jesus, our loving Lord and Savior, is beside us and in the midst of our grief. We are not going through this alone. He is with us just as He was with Martha and Mary during their time of grief when their brother, Lazarus was dead. We take comfort knowing that just as Jesus resurrected Lazarus, He will resurrect our son so that we can spend eternity with him.
Death is something we will all face but thanks to Jesus and His work on the cross, death will be destroyed (1 Corinthians 15:26). Death along with the grave will be thrown into the lake of fire. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).
If you haven’t already, please give your heart and your life to Jesus Christ today. He is the way, the truth and the life. He gave His life for you so that when you believe in Him and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you will have everlasting life. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:31).