For all of us there are times when words fail. They fail to console, they fail to bring comfort, and they fail to express our own feelings. Those times certainly include those moments when a father, a mother, a son, or daughter dies whether it be sudden or the result of a lingering illness.
We listen to those who want to fix blame on someone or something for the loss of life, but those words are like wine turned to vinegar – hardly satisfying when we swallow, and much worse when it hits bottom. There are well-meaning words often accompanied by meaningful quotes, but those words merely gloss over a bleak situation. We need to remember that scripture is not there for protection.
A respected preacher talked about what brought him away brought him away from the abyss when his son died in a car accident. The ones who rescued him were those who offered him the same that God offers – minimum protection and maximum support.
Today’s message draws heavily from Forward Day by Day