"We have not grieved without hope."
This powerful statement was a simple line in an update I recently read on Facebook from a family dealing with the sudden life-threatening injury of their teenage son. I've been eagerly reading their daily posts and was immediately lifted up, both by these words and the gradual optimism for his condition. Who among us has not grieved - for a friend, father, son, mother, daughter, spouse, other family member, or maybe for our marriage, our nation, our world, even for a stranger in a news story. It's sometimes hard to see behind the pain. Yet I believe this post is exactly right. We have not grieved without hope. Whether we realized it or not.