Tonight Connie and I enjoyed the fellowship of other believers through a church gathering. In discussing the upcoming book, a gentleman asked me about the book’s subject. Many people have asked me that same question. Sometimes the Holy Spirit encourages me to share details of the book. Sometimes I simply share it generally as a non-fiction family story.
This evening as I shared the general overview of the book with this new church friend, I noticed tears quickly stinging his eyes. Although I do not know the man and his wife well, his instantaneous tears shared his silent compassion. This man understood the ravages of suffering. Although I knew very little about his trials, I knew in my spirit that he had, indeed, suffered. In seeing his tears, I sensed a mutual, spiritual kinship.
When God puts a hurting believer in the path of another Christian sufferer, a silent understanding pervades. A heart yearning more for God is made quite evident. God is faithful to put His suffering children together. His purpose is not for them to commiserate but to encourage one another, even without words, while walking down a personal, dark night of the soul.