Don’t you love the way God speaks into our hearts at just that perfect moment? He provides comfort to us. He prepares us to be right where we need to be for a blessing, and then sends blessings our way. Oh, how I marvel at His detailed love for me!
Tomorrow, marks 28 years ago that my husband and I were pummeled with horrible news. We were told our fourth child, a beautiful 9lbs 4oz baby daughter would not be born alive. Through fears and tears, and all the agony of birth, I painfully delivered our still born little girl. Some of you know this pain. Thankfully, most of you don’t.
It was on a stunningly, colorful Fall day that we laid her tiny little casket to rest in the cemetery on that hill overlooking a small New England town. A memory etched in my mind still, with a sting in my heart that has certainly healed with time. Healed, but never forgotten.
Autumn is here again. So, naturally this time of year always brings my thoughts back to sweet baby Mary Sharon. Her chubby little body, fat fingers and a nose exactly like her daddy’s. Oh, if you only knew.
When I remember her, I think of Heaven. I know I will see her alive, because I put my trust in Jesus. Similar to what King David said in 2 Samuel 12:23b, “I will go to her but she will not return to me.” Being assured that I will go to her one day, has made all the difference in healing. I am grateful for scripture verses like these.
God in His faithfulness, has again reminded me that He has not forgotten. He knows what this week holds for me. He, in His sovereignty, has me and my bible study girlfriends smack dab in the middle of a chapter full of the promises of heaven. Tonight, this is the place in scripture where our study begins.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” John 14:1-4
I smile as I write, because of His faithfulness to be ever tender and always kind in His ways. He didn’t have to remember me this week, but He chose to. He is incredible! He always looks for ways to lavish His love on us. He never forgets His girls. Ever!