The Christmas season offers me yet another tangible opportunity to trust God with my heart pain. The message of the Messiah’s birth invites God into our personal worlds of darkness.
“What do you do with the mad you feel?” was a familiar song on Mr. Roger’s TV show in the 1970s. His iconic cardigan and the little red trolley were not the only notable things about him. Fred had profound and honest insights into our life struggles, mirrored by his Christian faith.
The unexpected, tragic deaths of our twin sons, Jordan and Evan, dropped me into a dark hole—which King David aptly named “the valley of the shadow of death.” It is a foreboding and unfamiliar place. It is inky black with a high ceiling that blocks out any light. I fumbled through my days in its shadow.
This is the first installment in a series on grief written by Shauna Caldwell (with G. Neil Parker). Shauna lost her sons in an accident on February 6, 2016. Her aim is to be authentic in the grief journey, sharing how her faith in Jesus is carrying her through. The Word of God has informed her heart as she has desperately sought God’s peace in the midst of the storm.