This is not the sermon from January 26th. Unfortunately, Glenn's sermon was not recorded that day and the sermon ended up being rather different than what he had prepared. This made it nearly impossible to consider "re-recording" the sermon.
However, Glenn referred to something in his message that several people have asked about. You will find it below. We pray it is a blessing and encouragement to you.
I believe grief is a process that involves a lot of time, energy and determination. I won’t “get over it” in a hurry, so don’t rush me!
I believe grief is intensely personal. This is my grief. Don’t tell me how I should be doing it. Don’t tell me what’s right or what’s wrong. I’m doing it my way, in my time.
I believe grief is affecting me in many ways. I am being affected spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and mentally. If I’m not acting like my old self, it’s because I’m not my old self and some days I don’t even understand myself.
I believe I will be affected in some way by this loss for the rest of my life. As I get older, I will have new insights into what this death means to me. My loved one will continue to be a part of my life and influence me until the day I die.
I believe I am being changed by this process. I see life differently. Some things that were once important to me aren’t anymore. Some things I used to pay little or no attention to are now important. I think a new me is emerging, so don’t be surprised—and don’t stand in the way.
- John Kennedy Saynor, Genesis Bereavement Resources (https://genesis-resources.com/)