Walk, Don’t Run.

Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. Ecclesiastes 7:3 When you are sitting there alone and you are weeping, and the longing for your child is a thick and expanding heaviness in your chest threatening to erupt from your throat in silent, choking grief. When…… Continue reading Walk, Don’t Run.

An Untimely Death?

J.R. Miller (1840 – 1912), ‘Morning Thoughts’ And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison… Mark 6:27 Jesus knows how His followers can best serve Him. He sent the apostles out to teach and heal. John the Baptist, however, He…… Continue reading An Untimely Death?

Re-Post: Survival is the Starting Point

Initially, the pain of child loss is so severe, that it is easy to wonder if it is survivable.  Many women say they know, if it happened to them, they could not survive it. I want to tell them:  Yes, you can.  If I can, you can. We just have to. But here is something…… Continue reading Re-Post: Survival is the Starting Point

Blessings of Bereavement

Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Psalm 119:67 BLESSINGS OF BEREAVEMENT by J. R. Miller, 1896 At first we would be disposed to say that no blessings can come out of bereavements. But the grace of God has such wondrous power, that even from the saddest desolating of…… Continue reading Blessings of Bereavement

Surviving Child Loss: Now What?

Initially, the pain of child loss is so severe, that it is easy to wonder if it is survivable.  Many women say they know, if it happened to them, they could not survive it. But, I want to tell them:  Yes, you can. If I can, you can. We have no choice in the matter.…… Continue reading Surviving Child Loss: Now What?

Rejoice in the Lord

On Mother’s Day Evening 2013, Jonathan Campbell Hamilton, son of Ron and Shelly Hamilton, was taken to Heaven at the age of thirty-four after a long struggle with mental illness. I have heard Mr. Hamilton sing Rejoice in the Lord countless times over many years but never knew until recently about the loss of his…… Continue reading Rejoice in the Lord

Let it Come

Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. Ecclesiastes 7:3 When you are sitting there alone and you are weeping, and the longing for your child is a thick and expanding heaviness in your chest threatening to erupt from your throat in silent, choking grief. When…… Continue reading Let it Come

God Meant It Unto Good

Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.   John 13:7 God’s word teaches that a father’s duty is to bring up his children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  A loving father will observe his child carefully and, by God’s grace, relentlessly weed…… Continue reading God Meant It Unto Good

Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer?

A common question that comes up among bereaved parents has to do with prayer.  Specifically, the parent wants to know why, after begging God for the life of her child, the child died anyway.  Or perhaps the child himself prayed to get well or a whole prayer chain of people prayed and still the child…… Continue reading Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer?

Lessons From Job Part 3: ‘Tried by Fire’ | A.W. Pink

PART THREE OF A THREE PART SERIES TRIED BY FIRE    (Excerpts) A.W. Pink (1886-1952) “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me I shall come forth as gold.”—Job 23:10 3. THE ULTIMATE ISSUE: “I shall come forth as gold.” Observe the tense here. Job did not imagine that he was…… Continue reading Lessons From Job Part 3: ‘Tried by Fire’ | A.W. Pink

Lessons From Job Part 2: ‘Tried by Fire’ | A.W. Pink

PART TWO OF A THREE PART SERIES TRIED BY FIRE   (Excerpts) A.W. Pink (1886-1952) “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me I shall come forth as gold.”—Job 23:10 2. DIVINE TESTING: “When he hath tried me.” :“The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth…… Continue reading Lessons From Job Part 2: ‘Tried by Fire’ | A.W. Pink

An Act of Love and Sovereign Purpose

Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Psalm 139:5 I do not believe in accidents. If I thought the crash was “just an accident”, a freak chance event, I might just lose myself in despair, in the pointlessness of it.   It would take an impossible amount of faith for…… Continue reading An Act of Love and Sovereign Purpose

Lessons From Job Part 1: ‘Tried by Fire’ | A.W. Pink

PART ONE OF A THREE PART SERIES TRIED BY FIRE    (Excerpts) A.W. Pink (1886-1952) “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me I shall come forth as gold.”—Job 23:10 Job here enunciates a noble view of life. How splendidly optimistic he was! He did not allow his afflictions to turn…… Continue reading Lessons From Job Part 1: ‘Tried by Fire’ | A.W. Pink

Why?

Why?… Yes, there is sin in the world, and death and suffering, and so it will be until Jesus comes back. But Why me? many want to know. Why my child? The answer to that question is far too complex for us to understand. I do not think, in any loss, the answer could be simple,…… Continue reading Why?