The little olivewood creche was special to me ever since I had purchased it at a little tourist shop in Bethlehem. Travel and several moves later it was badly broken, not much more than a pile of wooden pieces. But I couldn’t get rid of it.
For as long as human beings have tried to survive in a sinful world they have asked WHY. The problem of good and evil is one of the biggest of all questions. As I talk about in my just-released book The Christian’s Journey Through Grief, when you lose a loved one this becomes intensely personal. In the last couple weeks I’ve had so many conversations with people wrestling with whether it’s OK to ask WHY?
** My new book The Christian’s Journey Through Grief is to be released next week, May 7, 2019, and it’s available for preorder now. Today I’m sharing the Introduction to my new book. I hope you enjoy!
“Death, you may think you have won. Yes, the wounds you have inflicted are deep. And we will mourn as we nurse those wounds. But in truth you have lost again! While to human eyes you may seem to have won this battle, in reality you have already lost the war. And every life you take—temporarily—is but another nail in your own coffin. Death, you will be destroyed! And Al Tanksley, along with me and all the rest of us who trust in Jesus, will live forever.
Then where, O death, will be your sting? Where, O grave, will be your victory?”