The Loss of a Child


by Victoria Jackson

Greg Laurie, Steve Berger, Rick Warren, all pastors who lost a son. My friends the Vaughns and Debbie Lee lost their sons in Afghanistan and Iraq and my uncle lost a son. The Steven Curtis Chapman family lost a child. I almost lost my daughter this year. Job lost his children. I’m reading The Book of Job right now and contemplating the age old question, “Why?”

“If God is a loving God, how can He allow this to happen?”

Jesus prayed in the Garden, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)

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