Little Mama On The Prairie

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No words seem right…

on May 15, 2013

What can I say? I have been feeling heartbroken for the Bosma family this week, I can only imagine how much more heartbroken they are. Friends and family back in Ontario who knew them are all hurting. Strangers are hurting. God is being trusted and rested in. God is being questioned.

I have been keeping “current” all week through the Facebook Event page that was set up called Help Find Tim Bosma. Mostly comments by strangers and friends alike on that page have been positive encouragement and an outpouring of love toward the Bosma family. But occasionally, someone will practice their “right” to free speech and throw a curve ball in the discussions. Over and over non-believers questioned the point of having a faith in a God who would “allow” things like this to happen to good people. They wondered what good all those prayers for Tim’s return did. To them, they couldn’t see God working in this situation and if He was working, He wasn’t up to any good. From outside of the family of God, it surely must look like that to some.

I myself have questioned why a little girl had to become fatherless, a loving wife to become a widow through such a horrible crime. But  I KNOW that God is good. He cannot be held responsible for man’s evil actions. He created man. And He created man with a free will to choose. He did not create puppets to just do His bidding because you cannot have a relationship with a puppet. Some people have chosen to follow His ways, to develop a close, spiritual relationship with Him as a loving father. Others have chosen to separate themselves from this kind of relationship. When man chooses to separate himself from God, how then can you blame God for the evil that then fills man’s heart?

People speak of God as though he is sitting on his throne looking down on earth saying, “hmmm, yep, I’ll ‘allow’ that man to be killed. Wait, wait, no, not that one, I won’t allow him to get hurt.” What God has allowed is for each person to make the choice of whom to serve with his life, because we all serve someone whether we’re aware of it or not.  The men who killed Tim Bosma CHOSE to separate themselves from God. No, it is not right that Tim is dead because of their choice and I believe with every fibre of my being that God himself has wept with the Bosma family in their grief and suffering over the choices of men who decided to serve evil.

But God has also rejoiced because He welcomed home one of His own children. A son who has served Him with his life, and even now through his death is reaching thousands upon thousands with the message that God is GOOD! You can see it in the strength displayed by the Bosma family. You can see it in the outpouring of love from the church body and the community. It is evident everywhere that God cares deeply for this family and that He will be the father of the fatherless and husband to the widow. He walked with them every step of the way and He will continue to walk by their side, carrying them when need be until they can be reunited with Tim in heaven.


If you’ve been touched by Tim Bosma’s life and have wondered how you could assist his family, here are two ways I know of:

If you wish to make a donation to the “In Memory of Tim Bosma” fund, there are three ways:

  1. You can make an email transfer.  Log onto your bank website and follow the instructions to send an interact e-transfer.  Email address: [email protected]
  2. Make a direct deposit: Account number: 2047-6332096
  3. Visit a TD Canada Trust bank, and ask to make a donation to the “Tim Bosma” fund

Tim’s wife Sharlene is also a consultant for Epicure Selections. Tomorrow, May 16, they will be donating $1 from the sale of all dip mixes to a fund for Sharlene and her daughter. You can order through a consultant in your area or through the website:



One Response to “No words seem right…”

  1. susan siemens says:

    Very well said Sara! Thanks for posting!

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