Thank you for the thoughts...I esp. like the one "they are not suffering"...my sis ter said a similar thing she said"Josh is not grieving his death"...
I guess we grieve alone, no matter how many people are around...
I am grateful for the support.
I read about your son and wanted to write you to express my condolences for your lost.
The death of a child has been described as "the ultimate loss", "the most devastating death". One book wrote, "A child's death is so unexpected. It's out of order, unnatural. Parents expect to look after their kids, keep them safe. When a child dies, it's as if the rug has been pulled out from underneath you. I cant imagine the pain that you must feel at this time. You're hurt and it takes time to work through the pain.
In times like these, many have found comfort in the Bible. The Bible answers questions such as where are the dead, and will we ever see our dead loved ones again.
Death is like a deep sleep where a person doesn't remember anything. The Bible says:"As for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all." Ecclesiastes 9:5,10. They are not suffering, they are in a deep sleep awaiting a resurrection.
At John 5:28,29 Jesus said: "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
While on earth Jesus raised the son of a widow at Luke 7:11-17. When you read the account, can you imagine how the woman must have felt? How would you feel to receive your son back again? By means of the resurrection Jesus showed that soon those loved ones we have lost in death will live again.
It will be in God's new kingdom that we will welcome our dead loved ones back. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.
This is a promise from God, and we know that God can not lie!
So I hope that after you read these scriptures they bring you some comfort in your time of grief.