Dear Family and Friends,
You do not know me, however, I recently read about your tragic loss. I know that it is a grievous thing to lose someone close to you. It is a difficult thing at best to try to console someone at a time such as this, believe me, even though I do not know what you are going through at this moment.
The shock of the loss may seem more than you can bear. Grief may take hold, causing loss of sleep, loneliness and sorrow. Tears may flow unrestrained from you eyes. The loss you are now feeling may be the severest emotional experience of your life. You may even ask yourself: "How can I endure it? Where can I turn for encouragement and help? How can I cope with this most agonizing situation that has happened?" It is not a weakness to cry. There is an emotional release from letting your tears flow. The God's word tells that Abraham cried, and he was a man of great faith. When his dear wife Sarah died, the Bible at Genesis 23:2 tells us: "... Abraham began to bewail Sarah and to weep over her." Also the Bible tells us at Genesis 37:35 that Jacob grieved over the loss of his dear son Joseph. And even Jesus Christ gave way to tears, you may read this account at John 11:32-35.
Please extend my condolences to all who are suffering a loss at this time.