What Do You Say to Someone Facing the Unthinkable?

That was the question Terri asked me recently. I have never felt so clueless in my life – I didn't even feel worthy of speaking into that person's life.

But, I gave her my best answer.

My wobbly, small, frail, insufficient, best answer anyway. And, I decided to post our conversation because I bet she is not the only one who wonders about such hard stuff. In our conversation, she also refers to a sweet friend of mine who was murdered. She read Regina's story in my God Is Just Not Fair book.

Question from Terri:

Jennifer, my question is, if your friend, Regina, was in front of you, looking at you, with you knowing what she was going to endure ... if James Foley, (American photojournalist, murdered by ISIS) was in front of you, looking at you, with you knowing he would never return to his family, that his captivity of 2 years was going to end with his beheading ... how would you tell them to feel God's presence and love for them?

[Read the rest of the article at JenniferRothschild.com.]