We have spent the past week reminiscing, remembering, reflecting. We have gathered as family to love and support each other and tell each other truth. But it's hard because we were never created to experience death. We were created for life. So we take our sadness to the One that gives peace and hope and love. And we cling to that hope that we will spend eternity with each other. And we keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. And we rest in the shadow of the Almighty.