I do not grieve for those who are gone from this life into the next. I believe God's promise of eternal life through Christ Jesus and I trust that those who have gone before me are in a much better place. I grieve for those that are left here to live without the people we loved and depended upon. I grieve because I want to feel my father's hand cupped around my face again. I grieve because I want to hear my brother's laughter as we people watch and and share silent looks. I grieve because, having now lost a sibling, I understand how devastating losing his brother is to my nephew that remains here with us. Mostly, I grieve for those who do not have the comfort of knowing the Lord and believing in his promise of everlasting life.
So I will mourn today until it is time to dance as told to us in Ecclesiastes 3:4 and know that "To Everything there is a Season".