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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011 (not grieve forever)

not grieve forever

“Too many Christians feel that grief is wrong,
that we're supposed to rejoice
when a loved one goes to be with the Lord.
While we can rejoice in their homegoing,
we can also grieve our loss.”
- Bruce Barton

“We are told that it is perfectly legitimate
for believers to suffer grief.
Our Lord Himself was a man of sorrows
and acquainted with grief.
Though grief may reach to the roots of our souls,
it must not result in bitterness.
Grief is a legitimate emotion,
at times even a virtue,
but there must be no place
in the soul for bitterness.”
- R.C. Sproul

“The first man sinned and grieved only for himself,
but the second Man knew no sin
yet grieved for us so that
we would not grieve forever.”
- Burk Parsons

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