Death is a separation that leaves us with desperate sadness and profound loneliness, yet for those of us who know the Lord there is also the knowledge that we grieve not as those who have no hope. I Thess. 4:13-18 states, “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
For those whose caregiving journey has ended, Easter Sunday and the celebration of His resurrection gives hope and comfort to continue on – we will see our loved ones again. For those still caring for loved ones who may no longer know who we are – Easter Sunday and the celebration of His resurrection also gives us hope and comfort – in eternity, our loved ones will again be perfect and whole and know us.
"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." (Psalm 100:4)
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." (Isaiah 41:10)