Haven't we all known someone who has asked "why would a loving God send people to hell?". I've known many. My standard answer is He doesn't. He gives us a get out of hell free card. Why would a person headed to hell reject that free gift?
This story is kinda like that. It's the most modern illustration of Christ I have ever read! I can't even really summarize it adequately. The story is written to show the devastation of a young woman who loses her step-children to a set of grandparents who aren't fit to care for children. You read of her despair, her desperation, all the attempts she makes to try to keep her children with her where they are safe and loved. And as you read, you're marveling at the despair and desperation and anguish our heavenly Father feels when the world pulls His children away from Him.
You read a story of twins who grow up in an environment that doesn't care, doesn't protect, and doesn't adequately provide. The girls have to fend for themselves, growing up with no supervision, no boundaries. And we recognize that so many people in our world today are growing up in a society where there are no rules. There are no moral absolutes. It's a dangerous, 'anything goes' social construct that is destroying our youth.
You read the story of young women who are searching for fulfillment however they can find it. Money, drugs, booze, men... And yet they are empty. Like much of the world around us, people search and search for all the wrong things to fill up that emptiness, and nothing satisfies. You read how these two young women, throughout their lives, catch glimpses of the step-mother they no longer remember, watching over them. Stepping in to help them at the worst possible times. You read how one of the twins resents the intrusion, and distrusts the woman, while the other twin longs for the hope that she knows the near-stranger has to offer. A hope of love, of peace, of acceptance and inheritance, and you know without a doubt that it is exactly like that with Christ.
Everything about this story was a perfect description of Christ's love for us and our tug-of-war of longing and rejecting the blessings that He wants to shower us with. I laughed, I cried, I recognized myself in each and every character in this story.
Oh, and I can't recall a single editing mistake. That's a huge bonus for me.