So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
For some 60 years, Abraham had been wandering throughout the promised land. He had gone and passed through many different areas, endured some difficult trials, and met a lot of different types of people. And through it all, he was always accompanied by his faithful and devoted wife, Sarah. They were a team. Sarah was now dead and in verse two, we are told that Abraham mourned and wept for her.
Abraham knew God and knew God was taking care of him. As Christians, we know God and know God is taking care of us. Yet still there are times when we are going to mourn and weep. Jesus Himself wept at the tomb of Lazarus, because Jesus simply missed him. It was humanity shown in our Lord.
Sometimes as Christians, we will hurt and weep, but we still have hope! We have 1 Thessalonians 4:13 to hold onto, ”You sorrow not even as others which have no hope.” You may be going through a tough time lately and it is ok to shed tears, but remember, we always have hope.
Walking in the hope of our Lord,
Pastor Rich Kikuchi