Nothing brings things into perspective like death does ... particularily the death of a child.
One week ago, some good friends of ours lost their precious seven year-old son ... and I can't imagine a more difficult valley to go through. I was thinking of journaling about how unpredictable and fragile life is ... how our family has been impacted ... how it's difficult to balance living in this physical, temporal world with knowledge of eternity ... the importance of the true gospel ... and probably more ~ but it seems like too much to sort through just now. Scripture, however, is superior to my musings anyway ...
"It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting." Ecclesiates 7:2
"The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21
"For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom."
1 Corinthians 1:25