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Two weeks ago, our family suffered a terrible loss as my wife’s dad passed away from terminal brain cancer. He was a good brother in the Lord, but at age 71 was struck with a terminal brain cancer and went home with the Lord. It was a very difficult time for all of us, and as you probably know, will be a time of transition for my wife’s mom and all of our family for the coming year. While it was a troubled time for my father-in-law and all of us, it was also a time of great activity by the Spirit of God to bring us comfort and strength, as well as, working with other hearts in a variety of ways. I may share some of these things with you at a later date.
For now, I want to thank you for your work in sharing what you have come to believe to be a proper understanding of the character of God. During a visit in the hospital, my wife, her sister and their cousin was in the room with my father-in-law, who had been diagnosed and aware of what was ahead. My wife’s cousin, well meaning said to my wife, “You know God has a purpose for what is happening to your dad.” Before I could respond, my wife sat up and said, “Do you think God did this to my dad? He didn’t do this. I don’t know why this is happening, but I know God had nothing to do with it! That wouldn’t be the Jesus I know.”
Greg, I couldn’t have said it better. Through this entire ordeal, while we hurt and agonized, never once was the goodness of God questioned. I know that if this event took place two years ago, the scene may have been quite different, as I was just beginning to be able to articulate because of your work what I have always had instinctively believed, but could never effectively communicate. You have indirectly saved us, through your efforts, from a great deal of confusion and suffering by giving us a language to speak to one another about the true character of our God.
Thank you again my brother. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.