This is a long sorrow. But as Piper puts it, can be a long and bittersweet road with the loving Father.

St. Louis, Spring 2013

“When we taste the loss so deeply because we loved so deeply and treasured God’s gift [of Jackson]— and God in his gift [of Jackson]— so passionately that the loss cuts the deeper and the longer, and yet in and through the depths and the lengths of sorrow we never let go of God, and feel him never letting go of us — in that longer sorrow he is also greatly honored, because the length of it reveals the magnitude of our sense of loss for which we do not forsake God. At every moment of the lengthening grief, we turn to him not away from him. And therefore the length of it is a way of showing him to be ever-present, enduringly sufficient.” – John Piper blog 12/2013. Thanks, Jodi, for sending this to me.

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  1. Eric, I enjoy reading your Blogs. I have something I want to share with you and Jodi. I had an employee who died on 9/11 at age 21. I got in touch with her Mother after falling out of touch for a few years. Doug’s folks went to the memorial last summer and wanted to leave something of Nicole’s. I asked Cathy to send me something of her journey of healing. It’s been almost 13 years and she has had a lot of grief; however she loves our Lord and she compiled quite a note for you and Jodi. I just wanted to let you know before I sent it. Much love for you and the family, I’m in prayer for you and your family quite often. Laura Hitchman

    On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM, Blick’s Blog

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