Those widows, they’re not new to grief.
No, they would tell you, they’ve been here before.
They know the rituals, and so they simply did what needed to be done.
They gathered together, they washed the body, and they placed it upstairs.
But all of that, it doesn’t really help if you’re still in shock, does it?
When faced with a death for which we are not prepared,
we join those widows in their struggle to comprehend it,
to know that it is true what they know is true.
That is, Tabitha is dead, but she can’t be dead.
Her body is lying there,
but she was just here.
- Acts 9:32 - 42