“We tell the stories of Scripture over and over because they anchor us and remind us of what's true when things get blurry.”
This is a quote from Melissa Zaldivar’s book titled, “What Cannot Be Lost: How Jesus Holds Us Together When Life is Falling Apart.” We loved talking with Melissa on this week’s episode as we discussed grief and loss. In her book, Melissa tells the story of losing her friend Jill to cancer as she weaves together threads of the life of Louisa May Alcott, the author of “Little Women.” It is a beautiful, hopeful, and heavy story of how Jesus can meet us in whatever situation we find ourselves in.
In today’s conversation, we talk about how to rightly handle the Scriptures when faced with loss, how to help others that are in grief, and where hope is found even as grief lingers. You may be experiencing a season of loss or you may be walking with someone who is in tremendous grief. Wherever you find yourself today, be encouraged by the truths of Scripture and the hope found in the gospel. Jesus will hold you together, just as He holds all things together (Colossians 1:17).
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0:56 - About Melissa
2:43 - Favorite things
4:07 - Melissa’s story of grief and loss
7:25 - What it was like writing on grief as she was walking through it
10:10 - Rightly handling Scripture in the midst of grief
15:22 - How grief surprised Melissa
18:13 - Encouragement for those who are grieving
20:16 - Encouragement for those walking alongside someone who is grieving
23:37 - What the gospel has changed for Melissa
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