January 6, 2010


This afternoon I, along with many from church, will attend a memorial service for one of our covenant children who lived a brief 3-week life. My friend, Kit, posted this, and I believe she summed everything up so well, about what an experience it is for our church family and our women's group. I couldn't attempt to do better.

Please continue to pray for this family. As our pastor's wife reminded us yesterday in prayer, our great God knows what it is to lose a son. He alone can be their comfort, sustain them, and enable them to cling to His promises through these dark days.

Isaiah 65:17-25
New Heavens and a New Earth
17 "Behold, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.

18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
and its people a joy.

19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and take delight in my people;
the sound of weeping and of crying
will be heard in it no more.

20 "Never again will there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,

or an old man who does not live out his years;
he who dies at a hundred
will be thought a mere youth;
he who fails to reach
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will be considered accursed.

21 They will build houses and dwell in them;
they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them,
or plant and others eat.
For as the days of a tree,
so will be the days of my people;
my chosen ones will long enjoy
the works of their hands.

23 They will not toil in vain
or bear children doomed to misfortune;

for they will be a people blessed by the LORD,
they and their descendants with them.

24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.

25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but dust will be the serpent's food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,"
says the LORD.

Come, Lord Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. such heart breaking news. i am so sorry for the families loss, and cannot imagine the pain they are dealing with.