Question of the Week: How do you comfort parents who have witnessed the death of their child?
The Bible has a lot to say about comforting those who are suffering under any kind of circumstance. There are good examples like the Apostle Paul. Romans 12:15:
And there are bad examples like Job’s counselors; Job 16:2:
Job’s counselors tried to find the reasons for Job’s suffering. Paul simply encourages weeping with them. As Levi Lusko, who also knows what it is like to lose a child, once observed; “Hurting with Hope still hurts.” Allow them to grieve. Allow them to hurt. Allow them to bring that pain before God. When it comes to the why, Jesus Himself didn’t answer that kind of question. In Luke 13:1-5: He only used the reality of things going wrong in this world to prepare for how we’ll enter the next world. And when people outright accused Him of not caring about the death of a family member, Jesus had one response. John 11:32-35:
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