Beyond the Second Loss

This wild ability to name these pieces of Jesus that you saw in us, to speak truth over our lives that we were being made whole, bit by bit, is the sustenance that fueled us to reach the summit. You've nourished us with your invitations into spaces of peace – the Kessler's dinner table receiving confessions about the beauty and hardships of marriage, faithful phone calls from friends dotted all across the country, and camping weekends that made room for silliness and play. Whether knowingly or not, you've been showing us all along how extraordinary it is to restore wholeness, how life-altering it is to usher shalom, in community. You have truly been our steady assurance that this too shall pass and be made right; the dawn will break again.