Sally Barton’s Faith Gives Her Hope to Overcome Grief and Spread a Message of Eternity

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When you tune into Family Life Radio’s Morning Show, you’re not just getting the weather and the day’s headlines, but also a dose of warmth and companionship from Kanklefritz and Friends. One morning, Sally Barton bravely shared her personal experience of loss and grief after the death of her father-in-law.
Experiencing loss is a universal part of the human condition, but it’s how we handle this grief that truly defines us. Despite the fresh pain, Sally found the courage to share her experience. “This is the first time I’ve been trying to talk about it … he was so happy, and we know it because he spoke it,” Sally shared, highlighting the positivity and gratitude that defined her father-in-law’s life.

In the midst of her grief, Sally found solace in her faith. Drawing from Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, she reminded us that “there’s a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die” (NIV). She leaned on this scripture and her faith in eternal life to make sense of her loss. “I still believe … I know heaven is real,” Sally shared on air, drawing comfort from her father-in-law’s unwavering faith.

The poignant reminder that shared experiences can provide comfort in difficult times was brought home when Kank also shared his own experience of loss. “My dad passed away about 11 years ago … I know he’s in heaven having the time of his life and that makes it all worth it,” he said.

In these times of loss and uncertainty, you too can find comfort in the promise of eternity for those who put their trust in the Lord. As Sally poignantly reminded, “We’re just passing through. If we put our faith and trust in the Lord, that’s it. Accept that free gift.”

Beyond her role on Family Life Radio, Sally Barton’s life is a testament to resilience and faith. Despite living with chronic pain, she’s dedicated her life to spreading messages of hope and love, serving as a beacon of compassion for others in similar situations. Her strength is a testament to the promise of 2 Corinthians 4:17: “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (NIV).