The Four Stones
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When we experience the loss of a loved one, so often it leaves us struggling to make sense
of that loss, and often there are no answers to be found. For young people, this is all the
more true as they have experienced something so monumentally life-changing during the
critical years of childhood development. The Four Stones does a wonderful job of
acknowledging the sadness felt from the loss of Chip, which we cannot and must not deny
in the wake of loss.
The story then continues with a message of Love and Hope for Peep by offering two
Truths that she can cling to: First, that we have a God who loves us personally, and wants
us to know Him. By abiding in Him we can find incredible comfort in knowing our loved
one is safe in the arms of the Creator, and that we can rejoice in knowing we will see them
again. And second, it serves as a reminder that we have loved ones among us in our lives
that we can look to for support, comfort, and love.
Not only is this story a great resource for young people trying to navigate the deep
waters of grief, it is also a call to those of us that can be like the forest friends by
surrounding our grieving loved one with the gifts we’ve been given, and in doing so,
provide love and comfort as well. The Four Stones is a moving and impactful story for
children and adults alike.