Tomorrow is the last day of the year 2012 (or today – depending when you read this post or depending where you live =)
I can’t believe that this year is almost over again – it went by so fast.
It was a blessed year with lots of joy but also sadness.
When we went to the funeral of my auntie this week, I thought: I don’t know what people do who have no hope, who don’t know what comes after death?
In general funerals are very sad, because a person who we loved or know is not here on earth with us anymore.
But if you believe that there is life after death – a better life – it’s not that sad anymore. If a person loved God and commited his/her life to him on earth God promises a beautiful life with him when we die – our life finished on earth, but it will go on forever at a beautiful place :
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (Bible, John 11,25)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3,16+17)
“There will be “no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelations 21,4)
I really love these bible verses – because it gives me so much hope and peace.
I also know that my aunt believed this and that she commited her life to the one who is the way, the truth and the life! (written in John 14,6).
The day she died there was a bible verse written in a book which many christians around the world read on a daily basis (with verses from the bible) – it’s called: “Losungen” in German (it’s a devotional guide for every day).
On the day she died there was this following verse written: from Isaiah 60,19+20
“The sun will no more be your light by day,
nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.
Your sun will never set again,
and your moon will wane no more;
the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your days of sorrow will end.”
What a beautiful verse!
I wish you God’s blessing for the new year 2013!
I don’t know how you feel about the next coming year: maybe you are happy, maybe you have sorrows, maybe you are sad, maybe you are desperate, maybe you are fearful, maybe you are hopeful?
My prayer is that you find/ experience the most important: peace with God.
9 Replies to “Blessed new year 2013!”
I’m sorry for your loss, but grateful for your words. Happy New Year.
Thanks so much Julie for your words! Thanks for writing! That encourages me a lot! Happy new year to you as well!
…and i just published a new post =) just now!
Thank you for those verses. They are the ones that help me with my brothers death this year.
Thank you Mary!
Hi darling Tabea, a happy and blessed 2013 to you too. Thanks for all your posts and especially this one as I went to a funeral for my aunt on Monday also, it was my mum’s sister. It was a sad funeral. Your words touched me just what I needed to read. Miss you and hope to see you soon, love Amira xo
Thank you Amira for sharing your honest thoughts! Gods blessing for you and your mum in this hard time. Thanks for your words of encouragement.
Beautiful post, and I love all the scriptural verses which are very dear to me and a”way of life actually”. May God’s amazing love surround your aunt and comfort her in His presence.
Thank you for your comment! Gods blessing for you and your life!