Grief is a natural reaction to the thought or actual experience of loss. The Disciples were “overwhelmed with grief” when they learnt that Jesus would be put to death (Mt. 17:23). We too get lost in grief at the death of our loved ones, or loss of any kind.
But the Lord provided the antidote which fell on deaf ears. He told them that He will be raised on the third day. This statement provides the joy and hope we all need to rise from the tomb of grief. Let the power of His resurrection give us comfort and strength.
Lord Jesus, You conquered sin and death to reveal that You are our Saviour and our life. May the power of Your resurrection bring healing to our hearts and entire lives. Amen.