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Randy BectonLet Christ Rebuild Your Broken Life, by Randy Becton

    The great scar etched at the bombing site is starting to mend. Yet for heartbroken people like Jannie Coverdale, the scars in their hearts may take a long time to heal.

...through the strength of Jesus Christ, you and I can begin a new life.
    Perched on the eighteenth floor of the Regency Towers, Jannie Coverdale sits alone in her small apartment. The familiar sounds of her two grandchildren have been silenced. Just a few springs ago, they were suddenly ripped from her life in the tragic Oklahoma City bombing. She recently spent her first holidays alone. In the corner of her living room hangs a beautiful oil portrait of her two grandchildren. They’re each wearing smiles and halos. People have told her to pick up the pieces and go on. But Jannie says,  “There are no pieces to pick up. You don’t go on. You start over. We’re trying to figure out how to develop a new life. We’ll continue living. But it won’t be the same.”

    You may be facing a shattered life right now. Someone dear to you may be gone. It’s not easy rebuilding a life. It may take a long time. And, as Jannie reminds us, a scar will always be there. Yet through the strength of Jesus Christ, you and I can begin a new life. I pray that these words of the psalmist will become your words,  “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:3, NIV) Let Christ begin rebuilding your life today.

    We have found that God has given us one of the greatest tools for comfort, honesty, communion, and healing as we face tragic losses and painful heartbreaks. This resource is the book of Psalms. I’d like to send you a free copy of "The Psalms Could Save Your Life." Many of those who worked through their grief in the Oklahoma City bombing found the book of Psalms, and The Caring Touch’s tape to be very helpful in talking to God about their loss. You may get if free by emailing The Caring Touch (herald@abilene.com) be sure and put: Attn: Randy Becton, please send "The Psalms Could Save Your Life." Call 1 (800) 759-3300 for the free resources for Christian living!


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