Text: 1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30; Luke 7:11-17
We encounter tragedy, near and far, all throughout our lives. Our first instinct is often to find a reason for it, which then can turn to blaming. The gospel, though, calls us first to compassion – sitting with one another in each other’s pain. Even as we sit, we can trust that God will, as the Psalmist say, turn our mourning into dancing… and cloth us with joy.