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  • 2011 Feb 01

Even and Especially After Death

today's reading.
Genesis 23:1-20 Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah...
Genesis 23

Genesis 23think about it.
What does the death of Sarah tell you about Abraham's character? How do you see Abraham's integrity demonstrated in Sarah's death? What do difficult times and personal loss do to your integrity and character?

the blog.
We hit a sad chapter today in Genesis 23. Sarah dies and Abraham is mourning and taking care of all the burial arrangements. But even though there is sadness, this account is very tender. There's no doubt Abraham loved Sarah with all his heart. And I was so appreciative of his example of honoring her even after her death. As I was reading, my mom came to mind. It was just about a year and a half ago that she died and I went through much the same process as Abraham here. Although it was hard, I'm so glad that that my siblings and I could recognize and honor my mom after her death.

So what can we draw out of Genesis 23 that might help us when we're faced with the loss of someone we love? How might we follow in Abraham's footsteps in this area? Tami W. 

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