We were drowning; and no-one knew what to do.
The doctor said he couldn’t help.
A pastor with more than 20 years of experience said ‘this is too much.’
We felt like giving up; like we’d gone beyond hope. But where the experts failed; ordinary Christians stood in the gaps. Folks like Mike and Heather Ovey; our tutor and his wife.
Week after week they invited us into their home and listened to us and prayed with us and made us feel like God had us; that we were part of His family; that we mattered; we weren’t going crazy and we weren’t too much for them or the church.
They didn’t try to fix it and they didn’t offer easy answers. But despite many other pastoral commitments, they carved out space for a couple whose world was falling apart. And they did the same for many, many others.
Today is Mike’s funeral thanksgiving service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Heather; and your family. Mike; we thank God for you – your humour, your wisdom and your love. Thank you for showing us more of Jesus.