The Good, Good Father
One Sycamore Sunday by Stacey Weeks is the most delightful contemporary Christian novella and continues the Sycamore Hill series. It is book four but can be read as a stand-alone.
Here we see the importance of prayer and trust. “Trusting what she did not understand.” There are times in life that make no sense. It is then that we must put our hand into God’s and trust that He is our good, good Father. “God is bigger than the storm.” Whatever storm we pass through, we know that Jesus is in our boat.
Sycamore Hill pulls together and prays together. Sometimes we need others to pray for us when we don’t know how to pray. “Praying over and over the only words she could think. Please Jesus.” God hears the groans of our heart. When we pray, the darkness will flee. “God’s kingdom forced back the darkness.”
Forgiveness is important. “She’d chosen to forgive for her spiritual health.” We forgive because Jesus forgave us. If we do not forgive, we risk becoming bitter and are guilty of hubris.
We see sacrificial love in action as a prodigal returns home to the Father.
One Sycamore Sunday was a tense read, as the suspense rose, so did my heartrate. We also saw the faithfulness of God as we trusted when we cannot see.
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.