From a fellow bereaved parent: Roger Holmack, used with his permission.
From my journal
Back to the Basics
Back in the day when I use to play baseball, when we’d get bad after many weeks from playing very good, the coach would yell, “back to the basics.” So instead of practicing double plays, squeeze plays, long throws from outfield, relay throws and home run hitting, we’d be out throwing ball back and forth to each other. Nothing fancy, just throw the ball back and forth, back and forth. Ok, let’s run to first base, again and again. Ok, let’s slide feet first…ok keep doing that. Now, hands first…keeping going. Batting practice, just hit the ball. The point is: we had gotten sloppy so it’s time to get back to the basics of playing ball. We had been over run with trying all the fancy plays we had forgotten how to play ball.
You’ve forgotten God? Hate God? Your anger burns bright at God? You’ve stopped going to church? You’ve lost your faith? You prayed every day for protection for your child. You took your family to church every week. Your family prayed together, you ate together, sang together and worshipped God together. Now you’ve lost your child you can’t get back because you’re angry, jealous, hateful and maybe envious of others who didn’t lose their child. Can’t back to what you had before and don’t want to. Well, it’s time to get back to the basics.
Look at Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Solution: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Why do you do you need to back to the basics? Because you’ve lost your game. Your life has totally changed. Everything that once was,… is now gone. You’re whole perspective has been turned upside-down. It’s time to go to the basics. Time forget about God’s plan, God’s will, justification, sanctification, the end times and the sermon on the mount. All those little details, forget them. Start over. There is only one way to God, thru Christ Jesus, plane and simple. We’re do you start? From the basics.