Today’s sermon is part of our sermon series, How the Light Gets In, about the times that crack us open and how we find God even in the midst of pain, suffering, and challenge. This sermon includes a brave and powerful testimony shared by Caroline DesRoches. Listen here to how Caroline’s hardest time, the loss of her son PJ as an infant, led to her walk of faith and learning to rely on God even in the face of things that seemed impossible. Listen here to Caroline and Rev. Emily share about where God is when hard things happen.

Many, many thanks to Caroline for her bravery, courage, and generosity of heart and spirit in agreeing to share this story with us.

Works Cited:

You can read William Sloane Coffin’s “Eulogy for Alex,” his sermon after his son died, here.

Kate Braestrup’s words about finding God by looking for love are from page 187 of her book, Here if You Need Me (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2007).

And the Rev. Kelly Hough Roger’s words, about life being peace and chaos both, are from her essay, “An Unfinished Life Made Whole,” published on page 93 of the book Still a Mother: Journeys Through Perinatal Bereavement (Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2016).