Grieving by the Numbers provides the much-needed comfort, encouragement, and hope at a time of darkness one may experience after a profound loss. Seeing the hand our Heavenly Father in the numbers, dates, colors, and every tiny detail of the fabric of your life will enable you to experience joy and serenity as He turns your mourning into dancing and gives you beauty for ashes.
After the sudden death of her childhood sweetheart, Jan Teel was faced with a season she felt unprepared to traverse through without his guidance. Del Teel had been the voice of wisdom and support to her and their four children for as long as her heart could remember. In confronting her widowhood, she sought the voice and counsel of the One to whom both she and her late husband had turned in times of sorrow and joy. As the succession of days unfolded, she began placing entries onto social media at the weekly marker from the date of his death. She shared the discovery of the numeric meaning of each week and how it correlated with every step of her family’s journey. The discovery of the numeric symbolism propelled her forward toward a deeper understanding of grief and the hope that lies beyond the moments of profound loss.
Just as a paint-by-numbers canvas holds the keys to replicating a masterpiece when one has completed the task of applying each color painstakingly, Jan experienced the beauty for ashes transformation that came as she allowed the Creator to paint a new canvas for her. The manner that He used was through the revelation of unlocking His mysteries in the numbers.