Human words are always inadequate in the face of unspeakable loss. There are no human words that can soothe the heart of a grieving parent. My heart goes out to you as I join you in your grief.
Job lost every one of his children. When his three friends saw him, they wept aloud, tore their robes, and covered their heads with dust. Please know that my robe is torn, my head is dusty, and I weep. Like Job’s friends, I would sit on the ground with you for seven days and seven nights if I could, without saying a word, because I know how great your suffering is.
As Christians, we know this is not our real home. Christ conquered death for all of us-we will see our loved ones again. We grieve, yet through Christ we know our grief will turn to joy. And in the midst of our grief, we can join Job in saying, “I know that my Redeemer lives.” (Job 19:25 NIV)
Please remember that you are not alone-you have a Redeemer and a family in Christ.
All of us at [CHURCH NAME] share your sorrow at the loss of your child.
May the grace of our Redeemer, and the love of the Father, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you.
Yours in Christ,
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 (NIV)