He promises all of us "I am with You" and He certainly is.
I have watched Christ sustain my friends and give them a "peace that passes all understanding" and for that I am very grateful. I ask, and know He will continue to do so.
I was reminded of a teaching yesterday during the memorial service that, "though we walk through the valley of the SHADOW of death", He is with us.
I love this visual of death being no more than a shadow-because in order to have a shadow- there certainly must be a light on the other side.....not to mention we all know a shadow is nothing more than a reflected image.
and that image is of the Good Shepherd walking with my friend.