Friday, May 23, 2003


Somewhat consumed today with the inconceivable anguish facing John and Denise. Stopped by the hospital on my way home from the office. John had shifted gears into "stoic" mode, focusing all his attentions on Denise. I hugged him. I hugged Denise. I reminded them both that no one expected them not to be angry...not to grieve. No one even expected them not to doubt God right now.

However I do expect them to understand that Amy and I aren't going to let them do those things alone. We are going to be "in their face" loving them. It was all I could offer.

Where is God in these situations?
That's what's scary and that's what's reassuring. God is where we've always said He our our love.

"We are the body of Christ"

PSALM 59:16
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.