“For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”  2 Corinthians 1:5

If you’ve ever been to the funeral of the baby of a teen mom, you know it’s about the saddest, most tragic place on Earth.  Of the several I’be been to, my emotions have been confusingly strong in polar opposite directions.  I knew 100% I didn’t think this teen mom was ready to have a baby, but then I see that 16 year-old mother who is experiencing heartbreak at an inconceivable level.  I could never wish this on her either.   No part of my soul would ever want to see a precious little baby, a creation of God, pass into death so early.  


Jamilyn was one of my City Life students lost her 3 month old baby to compilations with her brain.  At the funeral, Jamilyn just pulled up a chair to the tiny little coffin and sat for 2 straight hours through the entire wake.  She held her baby’s hand, straightened her tiny dress, kissed her cold, pale face.  I was heartbroken watching Jamilyn's heart break.  


Part of City Life ministry is sitting in the valley with our students.  I had no simple answers.  The only thing I could give was a physical presence of God’s great love for Jamilyn who was in pain.  I just pulled up a chair next to Jamilyn and sat awhile.  


What about you?  What do you do to comfort City Life students who are going through a tragedy?  


“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and head my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;  he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:1-2


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