I don’t say this lightly. It’s been almost a decade since my son left my arms to be with Jesus. I remember it all like it was yesterday.
You can read more of my story and grief processing on my blog here.
How does this verse apply to such deep pain?
“I [Jesus] came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
I didn’t feel like I had abundant life. My baby didn’t have abundant life. So what is Jesus talking about?
Two things come to mind:
So… (just processing this through as I write) Jesus’ friends will sorrow so so deeply. But then Jesus rising from the dead and all that that means will be so impactful and life-changing that their joy will overshadow—maybe even push out completely—the sorrow they felt.
That joy must be pretty incredible!
So what is the catalyst for this joy?
Is it because Jesus says that when they see Him again, He’ll have a good gift for them?
Is it because Jesus says He will remove pain and brokenness from our current lives?
No. Jesus doesn’t say that.
The cause of this joy is Jesus Himself.
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