This article is very close to my heart after working in the funeral business for years I have witnessed the number one obstacle that families face after they lose someone they love. Often this obstacle begins before the death has ever occurred. So, what is it you ask? The separation of the family or family feuds. You see I’m no stranger to this myself I lost my dad over eleven years ago and I will never forget what happened in the days before his passing and after. For years I wondered why death brings the worst out in people and causes such a division when it should really bring us closer together. The truth is when we are faced with the fact that someone we love is getting ready to pass on to eternity or died very suddenly without reason or warning we should all come closer together. Death is a truth of life that is hard to swallow and many of us try not to face it. But God created life and He knew that when He gave us life that we would all one day experience the death process. He doesn’t want us to look at death as the end for the one’s we love or ourselves but as the beginning of a new journey in their lives and ours as we enter eternity. We are to weep but also to rejoice for the wonderful transition that has been made. But our enemy satan knows that we are the most vulnerable when our hearts are broken and we have experienced a tragic loss. That’s why he attacks us when we are faced with the death of someone we love and causes division in families and friends. The number one reason why families experience division during this time is because of money or materialistic items. I believe the best way to honor the person who has just made that beautiful transition over into eternity is to stand by the ones they loved and help them as they begin the process of grief. Family is important and the love that you share and there’s not one family that is perfect. Believe it or not everyone has problems and differences but it’s being willing to say the words “I’m sorry” when you make a mistake so that your family isn’t ripped apart. Don’t allow death to steal your family away allow it to bring you closer together like you’ve never been.
Written by; Anita Shipman