Time is precious.  How we use it adds up to the way we spend our lives.  When losses come, and losses will come, we hare given a choice.  Grief will have its time but hope accompanies grief so that time can indeed grant new meaning and new purpose.

Jesus is our hope-Giver.  In Him is the opportunity to look at the future with purpose.  This does not mean that tears will not come.  They will.  But it does mean that Jesus will be there to make time purposeful through times and grief and beyond them.

Lord, You make life worth living and You give time purpose and promise.  Thank You, Lord, for staying beside those who ache because of goodbyes, and for living true to Your promise to stay with us always.  In Thee, Lord Jesus, Amen.