Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I thought that this quote was quite timely considering Monday's accident. This is our local paper's latest article on it.

“What the Lord expects from us at such seasons is not to abandon ourselves to unreasoning sorrow, but trustingly to look sorrow in the face, to scan its features, to search for the help and hope, which, as surely as God is our Father, must be there. In such trials there can be no comfort for us so long as we stand outside weeping.

If only we will take the courage to fix our gaze deliberately upon the stern countenance of grief, and enter unafraid into the darkest recesses of our trouble, we shall find the terror gone, because the Lord has been there before us, and, coming out again, has left the place transfigured, making of it by the grace of his resurrection a house of life, the very gate of heaven.”
-Geerhardus Vos (HT: GDC)

The Gospel gives us hope because Christ suffered in every way. He wept at the death of his friend, Lazarus, and then he felt the sting of death himself. He is our only comfort.


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