13 January 2010

I am thinking tonight of some dear friends.

Two families we love dearly should be saying hello to their new babes this week and instead they have already said heartbreaking goodbyes. I am sad with them. And I hope with them. And I remember their sweet baby boy and precious baby girl and am thankful for their little lives.

Our God is faithful, friends. So faithful to redeem - to turn our grieving into dancing.

I love these words from the prophet Isaiah:

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,

to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,

and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1-3

Missing your sweet babes this week, friends.


Christine said...

I love the imagery in these words.

whippetmom said...

Sad for your friends. and Also hoping!

tara said...

you already know this, but it's so nice to be remembered and for her life to be remembered. i was so touched to read this. love you rae

Chelsa said...

obviously, know from experience it is nice for others to remember our babes' lives. i'm thankful your friends have someone like you :)

The Morrisons said...

Thanks Raechel! I needed these words this morning.

Brittanie said...

I had a dear friend lose her baby boy at 38 weeks on Saturday. I will pass these words along to her. I needed them as well.

nault's nook said...

thank you for this post!