On September 11, our world changed forever. That night, my boys and I huddled together and sang over and over again, the Lord is always with you, no matter what, no matter what. As I comforted my children with the truth that I know about God's character, I was reminded that calamity does indeed clarify.
Fall of 2001 was a tragic season for millions of people around the world as a result of terrorism. But, our family experienced a different -- more intimate -- tragedy a few days before September 11 -- the tragedy of divorce. In no way can our loss compare to those who lost loved ones on September 11, but unfortunately grief has become a companion to many -- both children and adults.
My hope is that these songs, recorded in the summer of 2001, would be a part of the healing that is going on for us as a nation and for you as an individual. As I have comforted my children with many of these songs over the past few years, the God of the Universe has reminded me that I am His child and He is with me no matter what. His providence will never take me or my boys to a place where His grace can't sustain us. And for that, I am profoundly grateful.
If you know of a child that has lost a parent through death or divorce, I'd like to recommend to you the ministry of Kid's Hope.
Kid's Hope offers conferences for children in churches across the country, providing resources that can help you child through the grieving process they must face. You can contact them at:
P.O. Box 6020
Woodland Park, CO 80866-6020
May his unexplainable peace surround your heart,