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Day 132 - Responding to Loss

In Genesis 23, the Bible relates the story of the death and burial of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. The chapter begins, “Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.”

Abraham’s immediate response was to mourn and weep for his wife. He made a clear choice to mourn. How have you done this?

Rev. Noel Castellanos says that in healthy grieving “there are more than just a few tears. There is a real sense of honesty about the pain. To deal with grief in a healthy way, there has to be a time of just expressing your deep hurt.”

Holy God, I choose to mourn and to express my grief freely, knowing that this is the only path to healing. Amen.