Condolence: Hello, my name is Cynthia Alvarez. I saw the obituary of your loved one, Alice Bullock. Please receive my condolences; I can imagine what a challenging time this must be you and your family since I have lost loved ones. The loss of a loved one leaves a deep and lasting emotional wound; therefore, its normal to grieve and mourn. Grieving is a necessary emotional release and releasing your feelings can relieve the pressure you are under. As days go by, you might ask yourself "How can I live with my grief?" I would like to share with you what has helped me cope with my loss; I've found comfort and hope in God's word the Bible. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 says "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials". Psalms 34:18 says "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted, He saves those who are crushed in spirit." These bible scriptures taught me that God draws close to us in our times of need and that he's able and willing to help us since he really understands how we feel. I invite you to take a moment and read these scriptures in your own bible. Also, please take the time to visit online jw.org and under Publications> Books & Brochures scroll down to find the brochure Can the Dead Live Again? and the brochure When Someone You Love Dies. These brochures offer us great comfort because they are based on the Holy Scriptures. I truly desire that you find comfort in this divine hope.
Condolence: I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one, Alice. I hope that your faith will bring you comfort in knowing that Alice is sleeping and is in God's memory and you will soon see her again in the resurrection.
(John 11:11-25; John 5:28; revelation 21:4)
Condolence: I am sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. And may your family and friends be a source of encouragement at this time. At 1 Pet. 5:7, God invites you to "throw all your anxiety upon Him." Continue to rely on God for strength during this difficult time of grief.