Stay, Little One, Stay

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Love’s a deep wound and what is a mother without a child and why can’t I hold on to now forever and her here and me here and why does time snatch away a heart I don’t think mine can beat without? (Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts)

Our church is grieving this morning alongside our sister church upon hearing the fresh news during the worship service that a sweet family lost their youngest daughter in a horrific car accident last night on her way home for Christmas.  I keep thinking of Fara and how deep her suffering must be.  Just this past summer, I read One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp, and came home after church to pick it up that I might find direction to Scripture of a reminder of the faithfulness of the Father.

  Psalm 136:3-7

Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures foverer.

Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters. His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights – His faithful love endures forever.

 

I have many idols but the one idol I have that steals my attention and heart most is that of my children.  I often say to myself, “I would be so devastated if I lost a child….so much so that I don’t think I could function in life anymore.”  Would I trust God with my future? Would I remember how far his arms have carried me? Would I be grateful? Would I be thankful? Would I really believe that he is good? 

 

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  1. I really pray that this family allows themselves to grieve. And be grateful that they know without a doubt that God is in control. There are no words and I’m so sorry for their loss. they will get to a place where they can rejoice in the life of their child instead of laying in the loss of their child. It will happen they will get there. It does take time.

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