Private Tears
By Pastor Jim Donald 
They called and asked if I would have a memorial service for their baby that died through miscarriage. It was so impor¬tant for them to do “something” as they tried to deal with their grief and loss.
There were just three of us at the service - the parents and me. The words, silence, and tears all found their way to God.
The service was a deeply moving experience for all of us. It was a sign of hope and trust in the living God who loves and embraces all children. It also was a way to say goodbye and begin the journey towards wholeness and healing. We can never underestimate the importance of “ritual” in our lives. It reaches deep into our heart and spirit with its healing touch.