Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Grace Disguised

A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser
How The Soul Grows Through Loss
Jerry, a son, husband and father, loses his mother, wife and four year
old daughter in a head on automobile crash. Two small sons and a
daughter survive the crash in fairly good shape. Three generations of 
women gone in the blink of an eye. Jerry is transparent as he shares 
his difficult journey through dark days of anger and deep depression 
while at the same time caring for his three grief stricken children and 
working to pay the bills.
“The experience of loss does not have to be the defining moment of our
lives,” writes Jerry Sittser, “Instead, the defining moment can be our
response to the loss. It is not what happens to us that matters so 
much as what happens in us.”
Both of these books revealed unknown, unacknowledged and 
unexpressed grief in my own heart. This is not a bad thing
because a festering wound of any sort cripples and binds our 
hearts. God wants hidden things brought into the light; His light
of healing and restoration.

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