It is with a heavy heart that I write today. This week, we have had to say goodbye to another sweet baby until we are reunited in paradise. We are disappointed and very sad.
I am sharing this not invoke pity or to attract attention. I believe that it is right and good to rejoice together and to mourn together. And, we do mourn this tiny life, not even two months old. This baby had life, and that life is worth grieving.
We had the privilege of seeing our son or daughter's little body yesterday on the ultrasound screen. Even though it's heart had stopped, it was still sweet to see our child and know it was ours.
Even now, as we are sad by the toll sin and death has taken on our world and our lives, we are comforted to know that God's grace and His goodness are abounding. We feel less and less bolted down to this world. We are anxious for the day that Christ will return and save his people from the toil of this world.
Until then, we are clinging to His promises:
"I will never leave you or forsake you." Joshua 1:5
"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
"'For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,' says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Isaiah 54:10