This week has already been so busy I can't believe it is only Wed. I have a little while before I need to leave for the day again, so I will try and catch you up on what is going on.
I know I have said this before, but when I first started writing this blog I really had absolutely no idea how any of it worked. I didn't realize that there was a whole world of bloggers out there who might be even the slightest bit interested in what is going on with my very ordinary every day life. Imagine my delight when I figured out that there were actually kindred spirits out there who were willing to not only read your posts, but laugh, cry, and pray you through of some of life's best and worst of moments? It has all been such an enormous blessing to me. But I have to remind myself sometimes that I meant this blog to be a journal or a keepsake of sorts for my children and grandchildren to have some day. I have 3 years of blogging to my credit now, and three full printed books recording it all. I need to occasionally at least write about the negative, or sad, or angry or upset times that are a part of all of our lives. Otherwise I am sure my grand kids at least might think that their Grandma lived only a life of pleasant things, with nary a time of sorrow, confusion, anger or worry. My kids know me to well for that. Plus, I want them to see how our God can carry you through those times in life when you can't hardly walk on your own, and how He is ever merciful and faithful to those who belong to him.
I guess there is no quick or easy way to say what needs to be said so I am just going to say it. James and Larissa lost their baby. My heart is just so sad. I feel an overwhelming sadness for them that it is somewhat difficult for me to even express. How I would have loved to somehow shelter them from ever having to experience such a loss. I am of course not quite certain why the Lord would allow such a thing to happen. What could possibly be the point of it? She was not suppose to be able to have another baby, and yet the Lord saw fit to bless her womb with this precious life. We can do nothing but trust that He has His purposes and that they are for our ultimate good, no matter how pointless they may seem. I know that James and Larissa will lean on Him and each other for comfort, and how happy I am that they have this. I also know that the Lord will use this in their life for their own growth, and possibly for future ministry needs that they may come across. And I also know that this precious life will be waiting for us all in heaven and I look forward to seeing him/her some day. I have come across several scriptures this morning that have lifted my spirits and heart, and I want to share some of them with you.
Psalm 139:13-16 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb...My frame was hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the day ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Isa. 55:8-9 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Romans 8: 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
2 Cor. 1:3-5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts those in any trouble, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.