Illustrations by Ned Bustard If the winter weather inspires you to curl up with a book, your cozy reading chair can become not just an escape but a classroom. Time spent reading can be time spent ...
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Trauma is extraordinary, she says, “not because it rarely happens, but because it swallows up and destroys normal human ways of living.” We have a choice. “We can flit from one cause to another or, like Jesus, we can leave our place of comfort and enter into the suffering.”
We must deal with pain and suffering truthfully — as Scripture does — and following the example of Christ.
We’re forever praying about health. We intercede for our suffering friends, asking God to heal them and alleviate their pain. But in a world where we’re all moving toward decay and physical difficulty, should that be our main concern?
Drawing on her own experience of the loss of two children as well as responses from people who participated in her survey about grief, Guthrie pulls back the curtain and helps readers think about how they can show love and support to someone who is mourning.