venerdì, gennaio 13, 2006

From Grief to Glory

What do you say to a mother about to bury her 5 day old son? What kind of consolation can you offer in the midst of such grief?

Yesterday we received a call from our dear friend Leah, informing us of the death of the son of a precious family we know from the New Orleans area.
Five days on this earth. Born to one of the most godly families that I know.

The only recurring coherent thought I have on the subject is Job's response when he was told of the sudden death of every one of his children:
20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, " Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD." 22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. Job 1:20-22

In His Sovereignty, the Lord gave this child. And also in His Sovereignty, the Lord has taken him away.

Please be in prayer for the parents and surviving children at this time.


3 commenti:

James ha detto...

We just got back from the memorial service. Very sad.

He quoted that same passage during the service, by the way.

Leah ha detto...

I've been grieved for this precious family, too.

It was good today to hear them testify to the comfort of God in the midst of this sorrow.


Avalon's Fountains ha detto...

I qoute the good words of the lady and the fine man.