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Monday, October 1, 2012

Hope and comfort

This is for my family.  Comforting verses that I found. 

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so,
would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again and will take you to myself,
that where I am you may be also.

 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be
uninformed about those who sleep in death,
so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind,
who have no hope.
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
 and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those
who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive,
who are left until the coming of the Lord,
will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven,
 with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and
with the trumpet call of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will
be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever. 
 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

But I do not want you to be ignorant,
brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep,
lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13

“Therefore comfort one another with these words"
1 Thessalonians 4:18

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:15

[God] heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3

For whatever things were written before [in the Bible]
were written for our learning, that we through the patience and
 comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:4

“to everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under heaven;
…a time to die;
…and a time to heal;
…a time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance”
Ecc 3:1-4

This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us.
We too, then, ought to give our lives for others!...
My children, our love should not be just words and talk; i
t must be true love, which shows itself in action.
1 John 3:16, 18