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Archive for December 8th, 2011

The call was unexpected.  “We’ve never met,” the gentleman explained, “but I have a request.  Could you write something of comfort for parents who have miscarried?”

He went on to explain.  “I’m a pastor.  I’m expected to have appropriate words for every situation.  But, when a father and mother suffer the loss of their child through miscarriage or stillbirth, I really don’t know what to say.”  

It wasn’t that he didn’t have words of comfort, hope and healing to offer grieving parents.  God’s Word is everything we need in all circumstances.  But, this pastor was looking for something he could give parents to encourage them into God’s Word.  To remind them that their child could be entrusted into God’s loving care.   To remind them that, even when they cannot find the words to pray, the Spirit intercedes for them.

The devotional booklet that was inspired is titled Into His Loving Care.  Short devotions with Scripture include: “You Are the Creator,” “Fill My Heart with Peace,” “Where Are My Friends?,” “Emptiness,” “Why?,” “It Hurts,” “You Called My Child By Name,” and “Let Me Be An Instrument.” 

Into His Loving Care (#LFL902B) may be ordered from Concordia Publishing House Bajo Su Cuidado Amoroso (#LFL902BS) is also available.

It may seem as if God is very far away at such times of sorrow, but He knows every sparrow that falls.  How much more He must care for you and me . . . and our little ones.

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