The Word Among Us

July/August 2022 Issue

Clinging to God . . . Even through Sorrow

The Lord Has Been With Us as We Mourn

By: Jeff Smith

Clinging to God . . . Even through Sorrow: The Lord Has Been With Us as We Mourn by Jeff Smith

I write this as the fifth anniversary of the death of my daughter Kathleen nears. Any of us who has lost a loved one know something of the grief that my wife, Jeannie, and I, as well as our other four children, have experienced these past years. Many days we sigh with the thought that we cannot hug our girl any time soon. Even with faith, we often wonder, “Why, O Lord, did we have to lose Kate?”

Kate’s Story. Kate was our fourth child and second daughter. As a youngster, she was full of life: bright-eyed, creative,...


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