Rev. Ken Vander Horst serves as the pastor of Smithers Christian Reformed Church in British Columbia, Canada. He dedicates this article to the memory of his father, who passed one week after this article was submitted.
Articles by this author:
- A Sermon Series on the Psalms and Grief
“We are always losing things,” I once heard a wise and seasoned pastor preach. Whether it means the loss of loved ones through death or divorce, jobs through layoffs or dismissals, hope through disappointments and discouragement, or opportunities to make amends, our journey through life is as much about loss as it is gain. Jesus himself assumed as much when he taught that if we want to gain life for eternity, we must be willing to lose along the way.