Patriarch Chapter 8 Part 1

Patriarch Chapter 8 Part 1

There is one terrifying human experience we all share: bereavement. And whenever that pain is fuelled by regret, it can become, humanly speaking, unbearable. I spent some time reflecting upon a relatively short passage in the Genesis account, because these experiences are timeless and transcend culture.

Faith in God doesn’t take away the pain. Often it accentuates it because of the depth of relationships and an openness to feel, which accompany a faith filled life. But faith does bring hope and comfort in loss and any regret. The reality of Abraham’s grief is evident, but the experiences of intimacy with the God, who can and does raise the dead, provide a safe and sure backdrop for this grief. I pray this podcast brings comfort to some and hope to all. 


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