Visiting your wife's grave may bring back many touching memories - both good and bad. Though almost three years have passed since your wife's death, it is nothing compared to 28 years! Take advantage of these memories. Remembering your wife now might even help you "draw close to God" (James 4: 8). Jehovah has promised a resurrection in a peaceful new world here on Earth (John 5: 28, 29; Psalm 37: 10, 11). If you love your wife you will take the neccessary steps to see her again. And, just what do you have to do to give her a warm welcome back to life? John 17: 3 declares, "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." In the meantime, it is vital that you respect the dead - honoring Jehovah. How? Well, I want to share with you the following article which helps you understand in what state are the dead, what will happen in the future, and what you should NOT do if you want to see Becky in the near future.
thanks barbHi Brendan, you have to do whatever makes you feel good. There are no rules in this life we are living. I lost my Brad very suddenly, unexpectedly on Aug.5, 2009 and I have been going to the cemetery every day. People tell me not to but its something I have to do. Some days I fall apart while I'm there, cry and scream and other times I feel so close to him, I talk to him and ask him for the strength to go on. You should go whenever you feel like you need to, otherwise you can stay away. The first few weeks I even went a couple of times a day, I know he's not there, but that's where I last remember telling him I would join him someday. You have to do what is good for you. Hope you can have some good days mixed in with the bad. I'll be praying for you.
First of all, I just want to say sorry to all who I might have offended somehow, to all I have made uncomfortable. Randolph, I am not trying to "convert" anyone to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Jesus said in Matthew 24: 14, "This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness [not for a conversion] to all the nations; and then the end will come." Before the end, everyone has to know who Jehovah is, what his purposes are. Millions have found comfort in knowing the truth found in the Bible. Jesus preached to everyone everywhere, no matter where they were and that is one his true disciples follow today. My intentions are to help all honest-hearted individuals gain hope for the future, despite the turbulent moments we face. I have lost many loved ones throughout my life. The reason why I don't constantly complain about how hard my life may be is because I see beyond the present hardships and into a wonderful new world. That I have problems - YES. That my life is perfect - NO - everyone has struggles to face. Yet, everyone faces it in a different way, and that is something I deeply respect. I hope no one takes me the wrong way, my intentions are good. However, it is up to you whether you want to read or delete my comments. I hope you all have a wonderful day.