In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt, talks with author and mother Jackie Gibson. She shares her journey through the stillbirth of her daughter, Leila. They talk about the unique challenges of grief in the loss of a child, how caring friends can comfort and help, and the precious ways in which God meets us in our darkest grief and loss.
1:20 – Intro
1:39 – Moving from Australia
3:37 – Life and Ministry Now
6:08 – The Story Behind The Moon Is Always Round
16:37 – The Commonality of Loss
17:35 – What voices of friends and Scripture shined lights of hope?
24:40 – The Comfort of Psalm 139
17:49 – Advice for Helping Those Who Grieve
31:56 – Thinking about Leila Now
34:34 – Farewell
About Jackie Gibson:
Jackie Gibson, MA, is from Sydney, Australia but currently resides near Philadelphia, PA. She is married to Jonny, and they have four children. She serves alongside her husband at Westminster Theological Seminary and is grateful to be able to be home with her two youngest kids. If she had a day off, she’d probably try to find the nearest beach, her favorite place this side of heaven. Jackie is the author of You Are Still a Mother.