I read John Piper’s words, spoken at his granddaughter’s funeral, with tears. But the tears came, not only through the sorrow I feel for the unspeakable pain and sense of loss that Abraham and Molly Piper (Felicity’s parents) must feel right now in the overwhelming grief of losing a child, but also for the unfathomable joy and comfort that come through knowing Jesus, wondering how those who do not profess faith in Jesus cope with a loss such as this brought about by the curse of sin. I pray your faith is strengthened. Mine has been as the Piper’s reveal to the world how to grieve and hope in a way that shifts our affections toward God. There is only one rock and anchor sufficient through the tempest of life’s storms found only through a God-centered vision of this world and eternity revealed in Jesus.

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