Although the anniversary of my baby brother's birthday makes this day a somewhat sad one, I can rejoice in the Lord. ...Always.
Its hard to imagine what my sixteen year old brother would have been like as a forty two year old man. But I'm sure I would have been proud. My heart breaks for all of us who lost him when he drowned at such a young age. We all feel a void without him here. Unfortunately, sometimes loss is part of life. And sometimes we experience a loss is greater than others.
John 16:33 NLT
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.
But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Though in this life we will experience suffering and sorrow, there is still so very much to be thankful for.
Strive to develop a thankful heart. It will help to heal a broken one.