I posted this on Camp in June. Who knew it wouldn't be long before we would all understand why camp was cancelled. What looked like something bad turned into a blessing. It definitely hit me to trust God more, for He knows what we need - even to cancel an opportunity to minister to children. For the morning that we would have left for camp, the leader's son went home to God.
This is the letter I wrote.
My dear friends,
To say anything is so inadequate. To do anything is so insufficient. I know the Lord is protecting your heart from doubt. Your ability to be others-focused through your loss is supernatural. I'm reminded of Jesus when His dear cousin was beheaded. He went to the mountainside for rest and mourn, but the people came. They sought Him and He ministered to their needs.
I see that in you. The salvation of other over dwelling on your loss. The need to see God redeem, use your saddest moments for His great glory. Your servant heart shines through. May you continue to be a vessel for God to use and an example of what it means to love God all the days of your life.
Although I am insufficient, we love a God who is sufficient. His mercies are new everyday. His grace will see us through. He is a God who redeems all of life. None of our lives is wasted when we offer it to God. May His wisdom that surpasses all understanding be granted to you.