I held my daughter as tightly as I could as I told her the news: her friend’s father had just died. A cruel blow at any time but so much more when you’re still in year 7.
Sometimes life sucks. Really sucks.
I find myself longing with greater intensity for the day of “no more” (Revelation 21:4), and longing that I would pray and live more fully the words of Jesus: “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
We pray for all who mourn.