After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands.
Traditionally 1st November – All Saints Day – is a time to remember those who have passed on and are with Jesus.
I recently lost both my parents. To my knowledge neither accepted Christ before they died so I don’t have the assurance that they are with Jesus. But I do trust in the goodness, mercy and justice of our loving Heavenly Father.
Why not take a few minutes to talk with your husband or wife and remember those who are now with the Lord. What impact did they have on your life? Share your good memories and comfort one another with anything that’s still painful, particularly if one or both of you are still in a period of grieving.
Then spend some time in prayer together thanking God for those who have passed on.
Also pray for those who you know who have lost loved ones.
Prayer (as a couple)
Father God, we want to thank you for…who have passed on to be with you. We thank you for our memories of them and lift up anything difficult and ask you to give us healing and peace. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Prayer (for others)
Father God, we pray for … and … as they come to terms with their loss. Please give them your peace and comfort in this time of grieving. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12