SunShine From Death
Have you just lost a loved one, and are now in need of encouragement?
I have just lost a loved one and want to encourage you with this book.
Most of the things in this book where wrote a few hours after my brother Clayton died, some where wrote a few days and weeks after. I hope this book can help you.
You can read the complete book below or buy it at amazon:
The print book is layed out similarly to below, but the photos may be different.
Intro (It is too bad to be true)
Have you ever heard the phrase “it is to good to be true”.
Did you know that there are also things that are to bad to be true? Just a few hours ago my brother died.
The people who were here to help us asked us if we had any question. I had 1 question “Is he really dead?”. It was just too hard to believe.
Are quads heavy?
I do not really know.
When Sam came running into the house and said that Clayton might be dead I quickly put on my boots, without socks, and beat everyone to the crash site. Before anyone else got there I already had the quad lifted off clayton. I do not really know how heavy that quad was, but it felt light. God must have helped me lift the quad off of Clayton.
“God wants to help you with anything, no matter what.”
If you have just lost a loved one I just want to let you know that God wants to help you.
SunShine from Death
Can death bring sunshine into lives?
It depends on how you let death affect you. Death can bring a lot of suffering; pain; and darkness. But it can also bring a lot of light.
Death can make you stop in your tracks and think, it can draw you closer to God, and much more.
Have you just lost a loved one?
It’s ok to grieve. But will you allow death to bring some light into your life.
You have to find something to do
My brother died just yesterday and that sent me into a writing spree.
Everyone has their own way to deal with grief. Reading and writing is my way.
How do you deal with grief?
Find your way to deal with grief, and then do it. If crying is your way, go ahead and cry. But what ever way you deal with grief make sure you don’t do it too much, you still have a life to live.
Just yesterday my brother died in a quad accident.
All that is within me wants to cry out “why God?”.
Why our family? Why Clayton?
There are thousands of other people that could have died, why God did Clayton die?
In asking God those questions, it sounds as if I am blaming God for the death.
I am not really, but there are many people who do blame God.
“God wants to help you, but He can’t if you blame Him.”
It’s ok to question God, but do not blame Him.
I never thought that would happen
I never thought a deadly accident would happen in our family, but just a while ago my brother died in a quad accident.
Most people never expect bad to happen, but it will happen.
“You cannot choose whether or not bad will happen to you, but you can choose how you will respond to it.”
Have you just lost a loved one?
How will you respond? How will you react?
We have to keep living
The grief of losing a loved one can just about kill you. In fact it can kill you, but it does not have to.
At my funeral I want people to be happy. Why? Because I am going to heaven.
“If you have lost a loved one you can be happy that they made it to heaven, and you can have hope that you will one day see them.”
Are you prepared for death?
“Are you prepared for death?”
Death can be sudden and can come before you expect it.
Just a while ago my brother died. He was just 14 years old. He could have lived to be over 80 years. Most teenagers never think of death.
But did you know “An average of 16,375 teenagers 12–19 years died in the United States every year from 1999 to 2006. This is less than 1 percent of all deaths that occur every year in the United States. The five leading causes of death among teenagers are Accidents (unintentional injuries), homicide, suicide, cancer, and heart disease.
Mortality Among Teenagers Aged 12–19 Years - CDC ”
That is a big number. You may have just lost a loved one, you could very well be the next person to die. Are you ready for death?
It is not your fault
When something as big and as tragic as a death takes place people may blame themselves a little.
What could I have done differently that would've prevented this death?
or Why didn’t I do that? Are a few questions asked when someone dies.
Trust me there was nothing you could have done that would have prevented the death.
“There is nothing you can do to prevent death.”
There may have been many things you could have done differently, but don’t blame yourself, because there was nothing you could have done to prevent it.
You cannot take their place
My brother died just a week ago. For (just) a few days after his death I had a feeling that I would have to take my brothers place.
Have you just lost a brother or sister and feel like you need to take their place?
Everybody is unique, special, and different. You could not possibly take your brother or sisters place, you are you and you cannot be anyone else. Your parents need you, they do not need you to take you sibling's place.
“In blessing thee Lord I will bless thee, and in cursing thee Lord I would never.”
This was something I was singing after Clayton’s death.
Satan tries his hardest to get people to curse God. Bringing death is one way to do that. Sometimes people do curse God. But did you know that God is not the reason behind your troubles. Satan because he wants you to curse God creates as much pain as he can for you. So when you are hurt it is not God that needs cursed but satan.