Recently Laura received a response from one of the Weekly Word of Hope emails. The pareavor was upset with how Laura’s email said, “Neither life nor death is in our hands. God is the one who gives life within the womb. And God chooses when each person takes their last heartbeat.”
Part of what this mom shared said, “That is scary. For that implies God organized this death – which sometimes is horrible in so many different ways.”
We do all have choices in this life that can affect how long or how short our lives are lived here on earth. There is also sickness and disease that we may not have any control over that can affect when we die. When God does not step in to stop that death from happening, does it mean He is choosing when we leave this earth?
Laura decided this would make a good topic for a podcast episode, since it is such a difficult topic and something most parents struggle with, after the death of their child.
In last week’s episode, she read the original email, the reply sent to her about it, and then her return email response, which gives us all some things to think and pray about.
This week Laura and her husband, Dave, discuss this topic together, bringing in a few scriptures as they talk.
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