The Big Picture

Elijah Candid Shot

Nothing prepares you for the sudden loss of your teenage son or daughter. Where do you turn for comfort when you feel as though God has let you down?

I miss Elijah every waking minute. But despite my pain and sadness, I have been encouraged to see the bigger picture. I just never could have imagined that the greatest source of my encouragement would come from Elijah himself. After we learned that he had died, we found what Elijah had written just a week before we lost him. I think it will encourage you as well:

“Give the glory in everything you do to God… always. No matter what the situation, no matter what position your life is in, if you are sad and feel God has let you down, then you are misunderstanding the big picture. Until you become capable of giving God all you have he will continue to test you and challenge you…”  (Elijah Buchanan, November 23, 2014)


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-Ken Buchanan

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1 comment

    • carmen on January 25, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I lost my youngest son too . He was 20th years old. Your son’s letter is giving me the peace that I need in my heart.

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