From a child’s earliest ability to frame words it seems they asked questions. Those who have young children, or who remember those days, recall long complicated questions that we really just bluffed our way to answer. As we get older the questions get shorter but the answers get increasingly difficult. In fact, the shortest questions often have the toughest answers. “How?” or the toughest of all, “Why?” When the “Why?” question is asked in relation to marriages that don’t survive, jobs that are terminated, friends that disappear from our lives, kids that rebel, or health that fails, the answers are either too difficult to face or nearly impossible to find.
This weekend at Park Avenue, we present 229 Days, written by Dr. Justin Peddle, and directed by Sierra Noseworthy. It is the story of a family who deals with many questions as they relate to the terminal illness of their 17 year old son. There are no easy answers. I read a quote recently by Ronald Blue – “The ever present ‘Why?’ is best answered by the everlasting ‘Who!’”
As a church we have shared with people who have had the joy of seeing families restored and loved ones recover. We have also walked with them when the restoration or healing didn’t come. But in every circumstance we have witnessed that “the everpresent ‘Who’” was with them, bringing strength and hope!
We would love for you to join us for 229 Days, this Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 PM. We don’t have all the answers, but we know Jesus Christ, the “everpresent ‘Who’”, and have experienced His peace, strength and hope! We hope you will too!