“To be a Christian is not to live in a bubble of blessings. I understood that we live in a broken world. We live in a world of suffering, where pain is a reality. "
LReverend Chris Lee officiates in Acton's St Saviour's Church, London. Thanks to his sermons in 60 seconds, he made a name for himself on Instagram where he has nearly 180 subscribers. Interviewed on This Morning, the man returned to a difficult period experienced by his couple.
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Chris is the father of two children. When his wife Jenny suffered two miscarriages, both knew they wanted to “break the stigma” that usually surrounds this ordeal.
“There seems to be a stigma sometimes, but it's more common than you might think. One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. My wife and I had a real, open and honest conversation shortly after these miscarriages which were such a dramatic and difficult time. We knew we were running a community at church, I have that influence online, and we wanted to be able to talk about it and share this pain and shine a light on this topic that touches millions of people. "
Chris understood that the pain was “a reality” but that it would not dictate his “future”.
“To be a Christian is not to live in a bubble of blessings. I understood that we live in a broken world. We live in a world of suffering, where pain is a reality. My faith in God doesn't mean I won't have painful times. But that means these times won't control me completely, they won't dictate my future, they won't keep me in a dark place. I can have hope. In all darkness there is hope. It gave me the strength to endure this fight. "
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