“Ezer and Elead whom the men of Gath who were born in the land killed because they came down to take their livestock. Their father Ephraim mourned many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.” (1 Chr. 7:21-22)
The Bible chronicles the lives of real people, some of whom faced real tragedy. Ephraim was the son of Joseph, the second most powerful man in Egypt, and yet his position didn’t protect him from the personal tragedy of the loss of his sons when men of Gath raided the land.
We cannot control the misfortunes of life or the heartache that they wrenchingly bring. We can only prepare ourselves for the storms that may come by anchoring our hope firmly within the foundation of Christ. Make Christ your foundation because you never know when the winds and waves of sorrow may strike.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” (Matt 7:24-25)
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