In the last seven weeks, we have been in a series of people in the Bible who lost a child.
We have looked at
• Adam and Eve who were the parents of the first person who died in the Bible (#49: The First Death in the Bible was a Son Who Was Murdered)
• David, who lost an infant son (#50: A Rainbow Baby in the Bible)
• What we could learn from Mary, the mother of Jesus at the death of her son (#51: Three Things we Can Learn from Jesus’ Mother After the of Our Child)
• We looked at Job and there was so much there we can learn from in our own grief, there were two episodes (#52: Why Did God Allow Me to Suffer Like This and #53: Trying to Find God in the Midst of Our Deepest Pain)
• Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth was very bitter after the death of her husband and both sons, but God restored her life (#55: From Fullness to Bitterness to Fullness Again)
• Last week I shared some thoughts on both Jacob and Jairus, who had their children returned to them (#56: Reunited with Our Children)
This will be the last episode of this series.
We all had hopes and plans for the future of our children. No matter the age of the death of our child, none of us planned for our own future to not include our child who is no longer here with us.
There are times that an entire group of children are wiped out such as mass shootings.) Unfortunately, this isn’t new. In this episode, we look at a couple of groups in the Bible, who as a mass of parents, had that future taken from them in an instant.
Even if our children died in the same or similar way of others, some of the issues we deal with may be the same, but our individual grief is still unique and different than any other person’s grief.
There are things we can do, to help ourselves, which are shared with the listeners, including making sure we are connected to others who are ahead of us on this journey.
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