Most of the animals we keep were acquired when our children were young. Our oldest animal, a goat (The Old Lady), died at the ripe old age of eleven just a few months after Hans left us. She was one of our original breeding stock and was a sensible and reliable animal. But one day … Continue reading Empty Stalls, Empty Beds
This article recounts the sad scene of the funeral of an African child. Her thoughts on this cause her to meditate on Revelation Chapter 21, Verse 4: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: … Continue reading No More Sorrow by Miss Mary Slessor
"Are you angry at God because you are suffering, or your child has suffered, and God does not seem to care? Are you angry because you have been robbed of your only child and God did not intervene? Are you angry because there is no justice: the murderer goes free, the drug pusher goes … Continue reading Angry at God
You are going through something terrible - your worst nightmare has come true. Suppose, in the midst of it, God were to ask you: “Can you thank me for trusting you with this experience, even if I never tell you why?” How would you respond? Listen to Dr. Helen Roseveare (1925-2016) as she shares the … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Interview with Helen Roseveare (video)
death! why dost thou touch the tree beneath whose spreading branches weariness hath rest? Why dost thou snatch away the excellent of the earth, in whom is all our delight? If thou must use thine axe, use it upon the trees which yield no fruit; thou mightest be thanked then. But why wilt thou fell … Continue reading This Evening’s Meditation – C. H. Spurgeon
...this thing is from me. 1 Kings 12:24 Did God Take Our Son, or Was it an Accident? We say things like this all the time: • Hans was killed in a car crash, an MVA, a Motor Vehicle Accident. • She broke her leg skiing. What an unfortunate accident. • I dropped the pie … Continue reading Accident or Appointment?
PSALM 84 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. 1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! Hans was happy at home. He loved this place, our little log house - our little tabernacle in the woods; the land, the creek, the surrounding fields and forests. And … Continue reading Thoughts on Psalm 84
I can truthfully say with a thankful heart that the Lord is preserving me through this trial. I stand softened and malleable to his loving hand as He bathes my raw wounds with His love. I experience a heightened sensitivity to his presence in the depths of my pain. I believe I am growing in … Continue reading Precious
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 Death is not the enemy, for it has been conquered by the Lord Jesus Christ. He rose the third … Continue reading Time. The Enemy?