From My Heart to Yours–The Lord Has Taken Away

From Families Alive comes this heart-wrenching but beautiful post:

Susan…accident…waterfall…fatal. The words hit like a ton of bricks. Tears streaming down my face. Kids questioning, “Mom, what’s wrong?”

My heart screamed, No, God – this can’t be right! There must be some mistake!

There was no mistake. That family vacationing in Maui went from celebrating the joys of life on Friday to experiencing the deepest kind of sorrow on Sunday.

As I tossed, turned and prayed Monday night into Tuesday morning, I was reminded of a man from long ago who was blessed immeasurably by God. Great wealth, a large family, unprecedented renown. In fact, Satan asked this of the Lord – “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land” (Job 1:10 NIV). Job was “the greatest man among all the people of the East” (Job 1:3 NIV).

In a matter of minutes, this blessed-beyond-belief man went from celebrating the joys of life to experiencing unimaginable sorrow. If you’ve never read the Book of Job, read it. It’s moving and powerful.

Read the entire piece HERE.

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