Dear Skullbone Widows,

I don't really understand how you do it. I mean, it's hard for me to function without Morgan even for a couple of days. Yet, here you are. You're a lot tougher than I am. It's hard to estimate how encouraging you are to the rest of the congregation. Every Sunday, you are a faithful example of what a Christian should be, and we see it, believe me. I know that life can be especially hard on you without your loved one in your it. But I hope you know that our God has a soft spot for you. He sees and knows your troubles: "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction," (James 1:27 ESV). You, above many in the church, are seated in honor. The church is instructed to "honor widows who are truly widows," (1 Tim. 5:3, 16 ESV). God uses widows throughout the Bible to show His mercy and compassion. So I want to encourage you to keep knocking, and you will find what you seek (cf. Luke 18:1-8).