Grief is the price we pay for love. (Late Queen Elizabeth II)

In the beginning of our relationships of love, we rarely think of when that relationship might end or what our feelings will be at that time. Whether it’s a life-long spouse or a long-reigning monarch, we experience the natural grief over our loss. The greater the love and the longer the relationship, the greater feeling of loss. But we won’t regret the love, only the loss.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13).