Faith Gives Hope
Her husband died and I listened to her talk about the connection they had and how blessed she felt to have experienced this special love. She truly felt they were soul mates meant to meet and share their lives. Even though she knows how difficult it will be to continue her journey without him, she is thankful to have experienced this type of love.
From the moment they met they became inseparable. They enjoyed spending every day together; even working together at one time. She talked about how they could fight as passionately as they loved, but at the end of the day they needed to be with each other regardless. He is now gone and she needs to continue on.
I watched as the emotions played through her eyes as she spoke of her love and silently pleaded for answers. I asked, “Don’t you want to know?” She knew exactly what I was talking about. We just looked at each other for a moment and she said, “absolutely”.
Death is one of those things that will always be a mystery. For those of faith, you want to believe that this is not an ending. We want to believe that we will once again be united with our loved ones.
She seemed relieved that I actually spoke the question out loud. It allowed her to acknowledge how difficult it is to not know. She thanked me.
We talked about how having faith that our spirit does live on helps to cope with some of the uncertainty of death.
Is there proof? Will anyone ever know for sure what happens when our life on Earth is over? No. Death is part of the circle of life and whether we want to experience it or not; we will.
Faith gives those of us that believe the power to simply hope and hope makes it all worthwhile.