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WordBytes for the Bereaved
We lost our youngest son in September of 2000, when he was 20. The morning of his funeral, it rained. We lay in bed knowing we did not have the strength to get through this. Our family came in and prayed with us until we could get up. Just prior to leaving, we were called to the back yard. In the sky was the most beautiful rainbow. The rainbow was like a message that said, “I have not forsaken you and am always with you and with Matt.” The strength of the Lord rode with us and held us in the palm of His hand. God is good, and all the angels of family and friends came forward and lifted us up and still doing so. (Bereavement excerpt from Experiences with the Communion of Saints)
Hope Amidst Loss and Bereavement
- When Jesus Comes To Take Our Loved One Home
- When a Loved One Leaves Us
- Our Three Angels
- Jesus Called Me Home Today
- A letter for one who is mourning
- Dealing with our losses
- Experiences with the Communion of Saints
- Eyes that see beyond the grave
- Handling the holidays
- Near and not far away
- Relationships with unborn children
- The miracle of the rose
- The photo on the porch
- The privilege of witnessing a death
- Where are the words, Lord?
- Do pets go to heaven?
- What is Heaven really like? (video)
This podcast episode was inspired when Terry Modica and her husband, Ralph, went to the funeral of a neighbor who was a Jehovah’s Witness. The description of Heaven that they heard from the leader of the congregation was not one that we want to believe in. Terry is joined by Ralph to explain why. Here’s a much better description of the afterlife based on the teachings of the Catholic Faith and the Bible.