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