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Biblical Hope in Times of Loss


Here are some Scriptures that provide perspective and encouragement at times of loss. They are good texts for reading at funerals or at other times in the face of loss of various kinds.

Job 14:14:

If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come.

Job 19:25–27:

I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.

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Viewing Time God’s Way


The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish hours—confound him, too, who in this place set up a sun-dial to cut and hack my days so wretchedly into small pieces! —Plautus (Greek playwright in Rome, second century BC)

Consciousness of time jumped dramatically in the eighth century when Pope Paul I gave the Frankish King Pepin the Short a water clock that operated an alarm.

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