Watching The Shack helped me to get some much needed perspective. A quote worth remembering (full quote from the book quoted here) is helping with the healing process:
“Just because I work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn’t mean I orchestrate the tragedies. Don’t ever assume that my using something means I caused it or that I need it to accomplish my purposes. That will only lead you to false notions about me. Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.”
I pray that all those who loved Mikhail will discover the comfort that grace will bring them over the months and years ahead. We should never forget the great things that Mikhail wanted to achieve. There are many other Mikhails in our circles of influence that could use a little encouragement, advice and support.