Welcome to the House of Sadness

by Kim Aasland (October 2018)

after the passing of my 23 year old son Nate

Welcome to the House of Sadness
Come and sit with us.
You can't fix it.
You just have to sit with us.
You have to let a ripple of our pain wash over you.
You have to look death in the face.
You have to believe in our Savior - otherwise you couldn't bear it.
How can God watch this?
 Only because He is God.
 Only because He knows things we don't know.
 Only because He has borne the weight of all the sin and
  evil in the world.
 Only because He has salvation.
 Only because there is a new heaven and a new earth.