It’s difficult for anyone to lose a friend or a co-worker. Death brings sadness. For individuals with disabilities this sadness can become a roller coaster. Over the past couple of months there have been a number of deaths of friends of individuals associated with Hope Centre Ministries. It is not uncommon to hear someone say “I’m sad” before or after prayer. There have been several times where my phone has rung and one of our members is upset because someone else has died. What do you say?
This week, an individual called me very upset. “Another one” was all she said. We talked about how it is OK to be sad. We talked about what it must be like to be able to be with Jesus. “Oh, that would be good” she said. We prayed.
Tonight she told me that she liked to picture Jesus: “Being sad is dark. It’s not nice. It’s scary. When I pray, I picture Jesus. Jesus is light. Last night when I was sad, I saw the light. That was cool.”
Tonight as I get ready for bed, I’m thinking about the LIGHT. We so quickly say that Jesus is the Light of the world. Well I was reminded in a very simple way tonight how that LIGHT can break through darkness.
My friend experienced it in a very real and simple way and I am so thankful that she shared it with me. Jesus is light.