Speaker:     Michael Bischof
Scripture:    2 Samuel 12:13-23
Summary:     Through the perspective of recent losses I’ve journeyed through, I’ll set up the ability to reflect on the losses that both New Song is journeying through as well as personal losses in people’s lives. The text is the story of David dealing with the loss of his child as the consequence of his sin. While not a parallel to what New Song is experiencing, what David does is profound for how to deal with loss. The short answer is what I call the spiritual discipline of “mourning.” This will be an important discipline in the life of the church over the next year. I’ll do my best to merge it with Father’s Day in a way that makes sense.