Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The latest series of messages we have been listening to from is on the so called parable of the Prodigal son. It is actually the story of two sons and the father. There sure is a lot packed into that one story. The one we listened to this morning was on Unheimlichkeit. Reminds me of the song, "This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through."

We want everything on this earth to stay the same or at least the good parts. We wanted our relationship with our beautiful daughter Renee to continue. Ray loved his research and development work. For that to be taken away from him was so terribly painful. Now for him to start a new R & D under the circumstances of all this grief, it is so hard.

There are so many families broken as the result of selfishness, greed, and misunderstandings. Even although the process of forgiveness has started, it does not erase the pain. Family is supposed to be a place where you feel safe, but when you feel betrayed and rejected it causes so much pain. God wants us to come to Him and find our resting place in Him.

I finally got the book by Alan Wolfelt - "Understanding Your Grief". Wish I had had that book a long time ago.


  1. Gerry2:57 PM

    When I saw the leading picture of your Blog, Martha, I immediately thought of my favorite passage of scripture. It has often brought me to tears that flow from a place deep enough to glimpse a ray of hope in the midst of great sadness.
    "we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. .... we have the same kind of faith the Psalmist had.. That's why we never give up. ... For the things we now see will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever."
    I pray a hug from heaven will be your experinece each and every day.
    NLT (2 Corinthians 4)

  2. Those verses from 2 Corinthians 4 have meant a lot to me over the years.