It was several years ago when I first heard Mike Cope speak at Stream in the Desert in Midland, TX. Not many weeks had passed since the fatal car crash that injured his son. I still remember Mike talking about the funeral of the young boy who had been sitting next to his son. I no longer remember the name of the elder who spoke, but I remember the verse Mike said he repeated over and over. Proverbs 3:5.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”
What a perfect verse. When you are at a loss for words to explain a tragedy, this is the verse to hang onto.
Prior to this incident, Mike went through another difficult time: the death of Megan, his mentally disabled daughter. I have heard some great stories of the joy Megan brought into her families life, so I am looking forward to reading Mike’s new book Megan’s Secrets: What My Mentally Disabled Daughter Taught Me about Life.
I’m waiting for the Kindle edition to be released, but for those of you who like print copies, you can get a copy of the book from Amazon and support my mission work at the same time. How? By ordering through this link: Megan’s Secrets: What My Mentally Disabled Daughter Taught Me about Life. You will still get the usual Amazon discount and I’ll get a small commission. I’ll have the Kindle edition available when it’s released.