It’s thanks to a friend on social media that I have stumbled upon this story – because she knows Johanna, the young woman to whom it belongs.

My friend thought it might be a good one for this blog – and I’m inclined to agree.


Johanna is young, fit and healthy – and she and her husband are already parents to a beautiful daughter. When she falls pregnant for a second time, she becomes concerned that things aren’t right, and her baby daughter is stillborn at 31 weeks’ gestation.

They name here Ailsa.

Her world falls apart at Ailsa’s untimely death. Yet, in the midst of what happens, and what follows, she experiences an indescribable peace beyond understanding, utterly inexplicable, if it weren’t for her faith in Jesus.

She also learns to shift her perspective – away from the temporary and onto eternity – through a passage in the Bible that keeps coming to her attention:

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)

The actual interview is 25 minutes long, but you’ll need to start at about 2:20 and continue only until about 27:20. You can listen to it here:


Are you experiencing similar suffering to Johanna? If you are, you can know the same peace beyond understanding, if you put your faith in Jesus. His light will always find its way through the cracks, even into the darkest of situations, if He is invited in.

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash


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