Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Verses

Inspiring Verse on Walking in Other's ShoesHappy Sunday! Even though it has been several years since my baby son died, I remember clearly the well-meaning words of some people. I was told things like, "It is for the best that he died, a heart transplant would have been so hard." Or, "He died for a reason." Or, "It was God's plan." And while I know people were trying to comfort me, I wanted to scream, "STOP, you have no idea what it is like to hold your child while he dies." God came to this earth as man so that he could walk in our shoes and we are called to do the same for each other. We need to give each other genuine empathy. We need to cry with each other, not just for people and get "in the trenches" with each other. We must remember that everyone has a story and we need to see each other like Christ sees us-with unconditional love and compassion.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful post. I too lost a child...our 9 year old daughter in 1986 due to complications after heart surgery. Like you, I had (a few) people to say things that made me want to scream! But I've tried to accept that they meant well and that unfortunately we are not often taught what to say in such situations, especially the death of a child. I am so very sorry for the loss of your child; I can both sympathize and empathize. It is the worst club to have to become a member of. May God grant you peace and may your memories bring you sweet joy.


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