May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Sorrow

Last week a young man named Steven died in our community, from what we think is Dengue leaving Mijila his wife to be a 17 year old widow with their one year old son Jon.
My heart is broken for this young girl, barely old enough to be wife and mother and is now widowed at 17.
What can I say to her, words are meaningless. No amount of words can heal her heart. All I have managed to do so far is sit and hold her as we cry together.
Seeing her sit on the ground and cry as they buried her husband tore my heart. All I can do is ask God to be her comforter.
Now their son asks his mom daily "where is daddy"? She just holds him and she cries for how can she explain to him that daddy will never come back. The man they both loved and respected is gone. As Jon grows up he won’t remember that his dad would play with him for hours on their porch or carry him on his shoulders and take him with him wherever he went. All he will know is what his mom will tell him.

They are living with her parents right now so she has someone to take care of and provide for them, but please pray that God will heal her heart, that she would lean on Him and that through this she would draw close Him.



This is Mijila with Jon a couple month ago. Please pray for them.


1 comment:

Michele said...

This breaks my heart.
They will certainly be in my prayers!