“…he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).
Many look forward with joy to a day when death is no more. But sadly, everyone will experience the pain and grief of bereavement at some point. Particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have found that millions of people globally are struggling to process their grief following bereavement, the result of social distancing, and the inability to hug and connect with loved ones.
Our usual methods for dealing with loss are temporarily unavailable. Yet engaging with your creative side can bring you some of the comforts you crave.
Our Creator God delights in people using their creativity, resourcefulness, and talents. Engaging in a creative project may help you to make sense of your sorrow and draw closer to God.
Pick up that paintbrush or sketching pencil and see how it can help your heart to heal.
This message is excerpted from “How creativity can help you move through grief,” by Kat Davies from the January 25, 2021, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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