Jeremiah 9:17-18 This is what The Lord Almighty says: “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them. Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids”.
Today we grieved together. Each stage of life includes transition and with that comes losses that must be grieved. Some of these griefs hurt and sting worse than others but we cannot avoid them.
Leaving our homes and families and life as we have known it means saying goodbye to many different things. It might mean saying goodbye and grieving the loss of close friends, stability, safety, and identity.
Today the tears flowed and we wept together. We mourned together these things, prayed over these things and wrote out our laments to God. We went back to Scripture, clinging to God’s promises and proclaiming His praises in the midst of the tears.
I want to allow myself to mourn the losses that I am experiencing, the dreams I am giving up, the deep pain that saying goodbye is stirring in my heart. But I don’t want to stay there. I need to incorporate the losses into my understanding of who I am, who God is and move on to grow. Loss is part of life and I want to acknowledge that just as I am saying goodbye, so too are my parents and friends and others. I want to say in the midst of it all, “God is good. He is all-sufficient for me”.