I write in sorrow today. Sorrow for a dear friend who recently lost her beloved youngest daughter. Having recently lost my father, I know a little of the grief of loosing someone close to you but the loss of a child could be compared to little other. I cannot imagine her grief and disbelief. Aa a parent we always anticipate our children outliving us and when this plan is altered, especially at such a very young age, the pain can be difficult to process. It is only having the assurance of our Saviour that we can rest in the knowledge our loved ones are safe in His arms. While it is easier for our spirits to be at peace, it is harder for our minds to accept. In our frail humanity we want answers and we strive to put things right but our faith has a way of creeping up on our humanity and taking over finally giving us the peace Paul talks about in Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
As we precede with this time of mourning our thoughts turn to those left behind. Our hearts bleed for them. When I read the notice of this tragedy, I broken down in tears immediately. My tears were for such a beautiful life lost as such a young age but also for such a diligent, loving and caring mother who kept that child under her prayer protection her entire life. My tears were for the breaking heart of a mother and her faith strong children who are clinging to our heavenly hope now in ways they weren't before. I wish there were words to say to comfort them or ways to fully show them how much they mean to us and how much we are supporting them. Everything seems to fall short in such a circumstance. We know, however, that Christ never falls short in showing His love. We can feel it all around us even when our minds have trouble accepting it fully.
God is a good God and while we do not know all His plans or see the future but..."And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." Romans 2:28
May God Bless and Keep You in His Grace,