It is hard when Tragedy strikes us. It hurts, and sometimes leaves us confused and asking questions. God wants us too! He wants us, at that very moment to come to Him and ask. He is our Father and He wants to comfort our pain and dry our tears! Yet what we forget, is how God wants to also use us during these times!
It is not always how tragedy touches our lives, but how through tragedy God can touch others through you! We may not understand all that happens and why, though sin plays it's part, but the pain does not last. It is through these times we come boldly to the throne of Grace ask the tough questions and receive His grace and mercy!
We hold to the memories of loved ones gone, their smiles, warmth, and laughter! If we know for sure of their relationship with the Father, we hold onto the times we will see them again and anew! Don't hold onto what we think we have lost, hold onto what we have gained by knowing those who have gone before us! Allow their memories to touch the lives of those who are still with us! 1 Thess. 4:13-18, Hebrews 4:12-16