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Message of Hope with Pastor Ray
A Season of Loss - A Season to Remember
We at Tabor have been through a season of loss. In recent weeks. We have lost many friends as several residents died with COVID. We have lost freedoms and fellowship, the ability to visit with family and friends, and to have volunteers and music groups come to bless us. We have lost traditions, especially over Christmas of 2020, no Christmas Pageants, no festive meals with large groups, no parties or church programs. It has definitely been a season of loss.
We have prepared a Tabor Memorial Video, Winter 2021. We will show this to our residents at the Home. It will include hopeful and encouraging scripture from Psalm 23, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death – I will fear no evil – for God, You are with me.
It will include prayer and songs, and a brief meditation on this season of loss and how we grieve, working through emotions and issues of shock and denial, pain and guilt even anger and perhaps, reflection, and loneliness.
It is also a season to remember. The experience has not been all bad. We have learned things about ourselves personally and about our species. We are resilient, creative and persistent! We remember and celebrate the good days, reflect on the many blessings, and reassure ourselves and one another that this too shall pass ...
Grief, loss, and pain are part of our life, and are a growing, learning experience.
In James 1:2-4 we read, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Continue to pray through this season of loss, of remembrance and yet joy as we persevere with the strength we find in Jesus.
Pastor Ray Harris
Spiritual Care Coordinator
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