Some friends of ours are going through a difficult time. This isn’t the first of the trials they have had to endure, either, so I am starting to feel at a loss in how to encourage them, again and again. I guess I did the right thing in calling tonight- my friend explained how in years past Don (my father-in-law, now in Heaven) would be one they would turn to in hard times to listen and support them. I’m sitting in the same spot as before, when I called Don, and tonight you call.
Hearing this made me feel many feelings at once- surprise, sadness. But mostly inadequacy. I told my friend, those are big shoes to fill.
Don is no longer here. The space he left on this Earth is so vast. I know it is my job to pick up some of where he left off, and continue in the work he started. I’ve got to get as proficient as he was at offering hope.
to give the reason for the hope that you have…1 Peter 3:15