The Loss of A Loved One

 This is a great resource on dealing with sorrow and grief in the Christian life: Facing Grief by John Flavel (d. 1691).  Flavel starts by discussing Luke 7.13: When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry" (NIV).  He then moves to aspects of sorrow, explaining the biblical way for… Continue reading The Loss of A Loved One

The Unspeakable Consolation of Providence

One of the great things about the Christian faith is the deep comfort it brings to the weary heart - specifically I'm thinking of providence.  Here are a few comforting quotes on providence from some Reformation confessions and teachers.  “This doctrine affords us unspeakable consolation, since we are taught thereby that nothing can befall us… Continue reading The Unspeakable Consolation of Providence