In a world where medical advances
seem to promise cures for everything, it's tempting to believe that we can live free of pain. But we know that even the best medicine cannot forestall death forever or solve the riddles of mental and emotional illness. How, then, to respond to the inevitability of suffering? And how to help those who live in fear of disease - people who spend their waking hours worrying about what the doctor said? With confidence in the possibility of miracles,
the Blumhardts point us away from our woes to trust in a Creator who is supremely wise and good. A father-son team who worked as pastors and directors of a resort for convalescents, they here give sixty short reflections each based on a verse from the Bible.