No words

When I was in fifth grade the song “Love is Blue” was extremely popular and chosen for me as a solo piece to play on clarinet. While there were lyrics written for this song, it was the instrumental version that was popular. The music “spoke” to the hearts of millions.

Like so many others, I’ve been at funeral services where words seem inadequate. What can we say to people that are in deep grief that will console their hearts? The Jewish custom is something called Shiva (seven days). Traditionally, no greetings are exchanged and visitors wait for the mourners to initiate conversation, or remain silent if the mourners do not do so, out of respect for their bereavement (Wikipedia).

God tells us in the Psalms to be still and know that He is God. The surest way to the peace of God is to rest in Him. He is our shelter and refuge in times of trouble. Let God speak to you. Listen carefully.

Ecclesiastes 5:2
Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few.

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