Why Some Are Taken

The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace;
they find rest as they lie in death. 

– Isaiah 57:1-2

We are in a world where trouble happens. Most or all of us have lost loved ones who are righteous. Some very close friends of mine lost a son a number of years ago. Taking the boat back from his funeral on Nantucket was one of the darkest nights of my life. Then, the Lord pointed out this verse, and comforted me.

We could look at it on the surface, and be filled with grief, but this passage in Isaiah declares there are unseen reasons for these things. And best of all, these righteous people are genuinely entering into peace, free from pain.

“This day you will be with me in paradise.”

For those who need it.




11 responses to “Why Some Are Taken

  1. Thank you, Traildust…we all need this from time to time.

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  2. TD . . . . That was an absolutely marvelous lesson. It is a great comfort to know that our righteous loved ones are happy, they are safe, they have no worldly cares. They await the time when we will hopefully be reunited with them and Our Lord.

    Thank you for bringing such a sweet message to us today.

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  3. Thank you very much Traildustfotm, reading a Bible verse as this helps the soul feel lighter.

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  4. Captain America

    This helped me today. Thank you, and bless you.

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  5. sixlittlerabbits

    Thanks, TM. There is also Wisdom 3: 1-6, 9, read at the funeral of my 31-year-old son, who died of brain cancer:

    The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
    and no torment shall touch them.
    They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
    and their passing away was thought an affliction
    and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
    But they are in peace.
    For if before men, indeed, they be punished,
    yet is their hope full of immortality;
    chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
    because God tried them
    and found them worthy of himself.
    As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
    and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.

    Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
    and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
    because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
    and his care is with his elect.

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  6. Dear six…so sorry for your loss, and thank you for sharing such an intimate Bible verse with us, used at your son’s funeral. Also, thank you Trail, for sharing. I recently lost my mother and am still dealing with all the “business” aftermath that can really drag you down……while you are still trying to deal with you grief. You both have offered a comfort.

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  7. Beautiful.

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  8. Debbie Taylor

    We lost our son unexpectedly at age 28. Always thought he might have been taken to spare him from something. This was very comforting to read, He is in rest in God’s Arms.

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    • traildustfotm

      Thank you Debbie, for sharing this. This was a hard subject to write about, but I was impressed that the Holy Spirit wanted it published.

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