This Romans 8 passage is very well known, and though it may make me "typical", it is one of my favourites as well.
This past weekend an aunt and an uncle of mine both passed away on the same day. Two sisters had married two brothers, so that means my aunt lost her sister and her husband, and my uncle lost his brother and his wife, all on the same day. What grief!
At times like that all we can do is cling to the promises of God. He grieves with us. He loves us through it all. And He gives us hope.
For those that have passed on, it was a glorious day - indeed they didn't have to wait long to experience a heavenly reunion with each other!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14, Romans 9:1-24, Psalm 19:1-14, Proverbs 20:1