Is there any beauty in the mourning? Morning can be so incredibly beautiful, and mourning can be so filled with darkness. Whatever it is we are mourning (a job, loss of loved one, a friendship…), it is difficult to see beauty when we have no light and darkness surrounds us. We can’t even find a switch that will turn the light back on.
Darkness. Darkness. Darkness. Where is the light? In the darkness I have trouble seeing hope. All I see is loneliness and sadness. Failure, weakness, and loss fill the air. Strength is drained. I am weary. My eyes struggle to focus. I hear sounds. I grope in the darkness and feel nothing. Where am I? Is anyone there? I search and find no beauty in my surroundings. I feel only despair.
Fear not. I have a promise. Morning is coming. Soon the light will shine. As the sun rises, hope begins to fill the air once again. I can see once more.
Know that in the mourning there is hope and beauty, we just have trouble seeing it. The Son has already risen and given us eternal light. We are no longer alone. The switch is on. I find comfort in the Light. I let His hand touch my heart. I seek the warmth of His hug. I lift my head – looking for the Son. Where is my hope?
Just when you feel you will never get up or rise again, there is the Son. The Son will pick you up. He will dry your tears and comfort you. The Son is the light in the darkness. Hope is given to the hopeless.
Yes, there can be beauty in the mourning. His light shines upon us and gives us hope.