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For this child I prayed

And yet, the greatest sadness I come across in my travels is the bitter heartache of Christian parents concerned for their children.  John White called them ‘Parents in pain’.  Every parent knows the earnest desire that each of their children should be committed to Christ and His service, but when this doesn’t happen, heaviness of heart is a real and undying pain. 

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“O Absalom, my son, my son”.

David ‘the king, deeply moved, went to the chamber over the gate, and wept, “O my son Absalom – my son, my son Absalom – if only I had died in your place! O Absalom my son, my son!”’ (2 Samuel 18:33)

The inward pain of the spiritual loss of a child remains immense.  It is deeply hurtful.  It weighs so heavily on Christian parents, becoming a burden robbing them of joy, freedom in ministry, comfort and spiritual rest. 

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