Another Story of Unimaginable Loss Yet Sustained by Unshakable Hope
Sometimes an author simply must go off topic.
After watching this moving, seven-minute piece about my dear brother and friend, Ellis, I knew this week’s post was one of those times.
I was Ellis’ pastor when he lost his daughter at the tender age of eighteen so many years ago.
Ellis was my friend when I lost Joshua four years ago and Nancy three years ago.
I sought to be his friend again when he lost his bride just months ago. They would have celebrated 45 years of marriage today.
We do belong to an unenviable fraternity. We have often commented how our lives have run parallel courses.
But we share yet another reality that makes us members of a most enviable fraternity.
Both our lives remain built upon the solid rock, Jesus Christ, who never fails to sustain in life’s darkest hours (Matt. 7:24-27).
With Ellis’ permission, I invite you to watch this moving testimony.
Be encouraged to hope and continue your race no matter what the twists and turns along its course.
Question: What is one aspect of this story that strengthens your hope?