JESUS CAN BE TOUCHED BY OUR PAIN

 

 

 

 

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 II Cor. 1:3-4

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;  Who comforteth us  in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which  are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Hebrews 4:15

For we have not a High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

 

 

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This story was told to Elizabeth Sherrill by Erva Merow, a hospital volunteer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, regarding 9 year old Darrell.

All Erva could see of little Darrell Truax were his lips and one blistered cheek; the rest of his body was wrapped in layer upon layer of sterile gauze.  The fire that had burned him so terribly had taken the lives of four of his family members.

 

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The magnitude of his suffering kept most visitors away from Darrell’s room.  Even Erva had to escape when the nurses came to turn him.  From far down the corridor , she could hear his screams as his seared flesh was touched.  One day another patient called out to her;  “How can God do this to an innocent child?”

 

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Don’t say anything against God!” Erva heard Darrell’s  voice ring out.  “When it hurts, God cries with me.”

 

 

 

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* Images used are not of Darrell but from the internet.

 

 

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