Friday, June 5, 2009

Powerful Testimony After Tragedy

As I've been packing boxes down in my basement, I had the idea to try to find a humorous radio program I'd heard once on James Dobson's Focus on the Family radio program. When I looked for it, I found a whole list of daily broadcasts that sound really interesting, like "Encouragement for Stay-At-Home Moms" and "Toddlerhood: Answers for Parents" . That last one is next on my list!

I got sidetracked seeing the program where James Dobson interviews Steven Curtis Chapman one year after the tragic loss of his daughter. I wasn't sure if that was the best idea to listen to (I didn't want it to produce fear about losing my own or make me sadder in my own loss of a family member recently). I felt ok about it and went for it--so glad I did!

Today I finished listening to the 3rd part of that series called "The God of All Comfort" aired May 19-21 (scroll down the list to find it). It has been a powerful teaching in a sense of God's sovereignty, the reality of eternity, and valuing those around us while they're here. There are some things Steven Curtis Chapman said that I think I will never forget--amazing examples of the fathomless mercy of God. My husband got hooked into listening when he was packing too, and we are both forever changed by this testimony. We're asking for continual comfort for this family, as we are for our own.


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