This Friday's word is Loss.
I wonder what Caroline Ingalls would think if she knew her gentle voice echoes down through the years to encourage the heart of a woman living in the 21st century.
"There is no great loss without some small gain."
Over and over again I hear her words - in the face of circumstances that would have crippled this modern day woman. When faced with the loss of everything and the very real possibility that there would be no way to have a roof over their heads and food on the table, she was able to pull those words from the depths of her heart.
It is a measure of gratitude that puts all of life into perspective. I have found myself echoing her words when I face loss in my own life. I try to see, as she did, that there is something of eternal value even in the worst of circumstances - some glimpse of the Father's faithfulness and love even when it seems that all is lost.
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