For everything there is an appointed time. There is an appropriate time for every activity under heaven:

a time to give birth and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot plants, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones, a time to embrace and a time not to embrace, a time to search and a time to stop searching, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to rip and a time to sew, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.   Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

Whatever has been is what will begin again, and whatever has already been done is what will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun.   Ecclesiatstes 1:9

 

Jesus said, "In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world." John 16:33

 

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on your with favor and give you peace.  Numbers 6:24-26

 

Hi friends,

Sometimes the only voice we need to hear is God's and today is one of those days. As our world struggles with sin- and all the consequences of that sin- do not sit in dispare. Your God, your Savior has won the battle. There is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friend and our very best friend Jesus has done that for us. No matter what happens in this dark world, our Light will never be extinguished. 

Take heart, sisters. This world is temporary. Our hope lies with our best friend and Savior. 

Joyful and grieving,

Christine