“Are you mourning someone close to you? Look up to heaven and draw comfort from there; your best kindred are above.
‘When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up,’ (Psalm 27:10).
God will be with you in the hour of death: ‘though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, thou art with me,’ (Psalm 23:4).
Other friends you cannot keep. God is a friend you cannot lose.
He will be your guide in life, your hope in death, and your reward after death.”
–Thomas Watson, The Godly Man’s Picture Drawn with a Scripture-Pencil (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1666/2003), 121.