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I am reading through a short book by Nicholas Wolterstorf called Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorf, a Christian philosopher, lost his 25 year old son and this book is a record of his transparent grieving. I am so appreciative of his honest wrestlings of life, death and suffering. It is a book that puts words […]

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  • Leanne Popkes Sype - I just got done reading Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard that explores this very concept. It is an allegory of a girl named Much-Afraid who accepts an invitation from the Chief Shepherd to the High Places. He gives her two special (and what turn out to be necessary) companions, Sorrow and Suffering, who she comes to depend on in order to make the journey. Before she leaves, the Shepherd plants the seed of love into her heart, with the warning that with this Love comes much pain… and as she journeys, the seed blossoms into something quite magnificent. Anyway, your post here brought me right to that book… if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. If you already have, then I apologize for the repeat. 🙂

    Anyway, you hit it perfectly my dear: Suffering is for the loving. If I hadn’t loved him, there wouldn’t be this agony… In commanding us to love, God invites us to suffer.ReplyCancel

  • Carole L. Frybarger - Oh Katie I had no idea you had not read that book hinds feet on high places, it is amazing, so please read it there is a sequel to it also called Mountain of Spices. As the other post said it was the first book I thought of instantly reading your post. Having lost so many of my siblings, two who were so close to my heart that I truly thought I would not be able to go on without, I understand your grief. Deal with it as your heart dictates, there are no time limits on grief, it is individual and truly only from and within your own heart. I will always be here if you need me honey. Love youReplyCancel