A family we know (through family ... you know the way it is here...) is going through an indescribably difficult trial at the moment.
Yesterday the Mum in the family went in to hospital to have their fifth child, a boy. She died in childbirth. She has left a husband, a newborn son and four other children. The eldest is eleven years old.
My heart aches for them. I don't have any words, but I ask you all simply to pray for this poor man and his precious children.
Both Mum and Dad were Christians. She is in a better place. But, oh, Dad and the children....all we can do is lift them up to the Throne of Grace, for the Father of the fatherless to comfort them and to uphold them; for the God of all peace to give them the 'peace that passeth all understanding'.
He is able.