God had let him down, simple as that. The God that Mark Stafford had believed in since he was old enough to believe in anything the God Mark had worshipped and served and tried to obeythat God.
Where had he been when Mark had needed a miracle?
He had prayed; oh, how he had prayed. But when push came to shove, God had simply jumped shipabandoned Mark and Gloria to face her death without Him.
So now, Mark just didnt believe in a loving and caring God anymore. He felt pretty sure there was a Supreme Being, just not one who cared about His children, who heard and answered their prayers. That God was gone forever, and Mark was left with a hole in his heart, an aching void in his spirit that he dared not hope would ever be filled again. But God, as He always does, had a plan