Hard To Hear and Write
Yesterday at church a father spoke about the unexpected death of his 9 year old daughter, Grace.
The death of any person touches many.
The unexpected death penetrates the soul.
The unexpected death of a nine year burns to the core of a parent!
This event far out distances the parent/child realm.
Words evaporate or are replaced by cries, moans, or sobs.
Sadly, in my recent experience, our local communities of Naperville, Illinois, and Oswego, Illinois have and are living through the unexpected deaths of young persons.
Wisdom dictates that no words, spoken or written, will explain or alleviate such a time!
Some times and things in life — simply ARE.
In the book of Ecclesiastes (NIV)
(V. 3)” There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, (V.7) a time to be silent.”
Silence – in voice and word.