Thank you all for praying for our dear friends and neighbors. The accidental death of their son has broken their hearts and ours as well.
As we have tried to help in whatever ways we could, we have seen them grieve. Their pain is indescribable. And yet, even in the face of such pain, they have hope. They are Christians, and their son was a Christian. So even while they miss him so much they can barely stand up, they are looking forward with great eagerness to the day when they will see their son again. That hope is anchored in the truth of God's love, and it is sustaining them.
I've been involved a project that, with amazing timing, came to fruition this week. In the works for several months is a new community site called Sisters In Bloom. Denise Thompson created the site and gathered a number of writers to contribute. The official launch was this week. Even better, the official launch includes a free eBook for anyone who would like to download it. The name of the eBook?
Hope Renewed: True Stories of God's Promises Fulfilled
Hope matters. We never know what circumstances life holds. But we have God's promises, and we know that "hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us" (Romans 5:5).
Perhaps you need to read some stories of hope as much as I do today. Head over to Sisters in Bloom and download your copy (nothing to fill out, no strings attached--this is our gift to you). May your heart be encouraged as you read the stories of how God has fulfilled His promises in so many ways.
Do you have a story of how God has fulfilled His promises to you? I'd love to hear about it.