Important Note added on May 19th: This post was on for a short period of time yesterday (May 18th). I had to take it off because there was a hoax going around that Ravi Zacharias was dead but he actually was not. I planned to edit this post and my other post: Why Grieving is Important and Honoring Ravi Zacharias. Unfortunately, Zacharias died today. I was glad he lived a couple more days but a bit disturbed that I grieved over him while he was alive. In spite of the my lack of true information yesterday, I pray this poem can still encourage, strengthen, and fill you with hope.
This original poem is to encourage you to grieve for your loved ones when they leave this earth. Grieving is so important and not pitiful or weak but a witness to love you have for the person. The “Ravi” person is Ravi Zacharias who died yesterday. He was a speaker, apologist, author, and founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
I have another post out today on him and the importance of grieving. Check it out here!
There will be a PDF version to download and print and an image you can share on social media below. The PDF document will have the space for Ravi blank so you can add someone else’s name.
We are all in the midst of a season of death right now. Please share it with someone who needs it.
Grief by Kenedy Manuel
We know people
We become familiar with them
We understand them
We become comfortable with their presence
But holes appear
People are missing from their usual spots
Life moves on
Do we stop to grieve and cry
Be angry and disturbed
We patch the hole, hide it away
But the hole lives on and so do we
People aren’t just wisps of air
They have purpose and souls
So did Ravi
Grief is a part of loss
Grief is a part of humanity
Words, sunshine, and hugs
They do not fill the holes
Humans are more than words or hugs
They are complex images of God
So was Ravi
Worth being grieved for
Worth being honored
Worth being remembered
Worth being celebrated
~ Kenedy M.