A powerful testimony behind a powerful little book.

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  1. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritanboard Colporteur

    Greetings, beloved. I know that I often post books we publish here. Laughing at the Days to Come is a little different than any book we have published before. One of our students at PRTS' wife wrote this book. Her story is a powerful testimony of the Father's love during physical suffering. I will only ask for a couple of minutes of your time to hear her story.

    It is times like these, when our hearts are fragile, our circumstances
    grim, and our futures uncertain, that the enemy of our souls loves
    to come and plant seeds of destruction in the soil of our hearts. And
    unless we are vigilantly working to keep the soil pure, the remaining
    sin within us will jump at the chance to water those seeds. Though
    the Scriptures I claimed to love and believe spoke otherwise, I began
    to entertain the idea that God was an unkind taker and I was His target.
    The well-known declaration of suffering Job, humbly affirming
    in Job 1:21, “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed
    be the name of the LORD” was not an assertion my downcast soul
    could confidently echo. Oh, the Lord had indeed taken away—but
    if I was going to bless His name for it, I needed to know more about
    His character and, particularly, His countenance. Was He sympathetically
    looking down on me as a father who longs to comfort his
    injured child? Was He angry with me, and taking delight in my suffering?
    Was He indifferent, turning His face away because He had
    other things to attend to? As James Buchanan wrote, “The heart
    desires something more than the knowledge that it is not chance or
    fate that determine events, but an infinitely wise God. What is His
    character? We want to know. How is He disposed towards us? The
    heart bleeding under the stroke of affliction, or stunned by bereavement,
    wants to know the moral character of the Most High.”
    - Tessa Thompson. Laughing at the Days to Come. Reformation Heritage Books.

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  2. Contra_Mundum

    Contra_Mundum Pilgrim, Alien, Stranger Staff Member

    Thank you for that.
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