Friday, August 12, 2011

The Lord Giveth

"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the Lord!"
 (Job 1:21)

I don't know why God has been calling so many little ones to him lately. NICU patients, co-worker's children, babies not yet born. Jesus says, "Let the little children come to me; do not stop them. For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." (Mark 10:14)  But that's so hard to hear when a child going to Him means leaving the parents God gave him to. Parents who loved him and named him and held him, but weren't meant to keep him.

We may know intellectually that Jesus takes these children in his arms and they feel so much joy and love with their Father in heaven, but meanwhile their earthly parents still mourn. No parent should have to drive away from a child in a casket at a cemetery.

An angel in the book of life wrote down this baby's birth.
Then whispered as she closed the book "too beautiful for earth." 

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