Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Lord Gives AND Takes Away

And I've learned how true this scripture truly is in just one day...

Going for our second appointment and ultrasound in just 8 days yesterday, I've seen the miracle of life quickly taken away. We learned last Friday that we possibly had a "bad pregnancy," and this Friday we were told the baby had passed. We are saddened yes, but we know that our precious child is in the hands of God. What an amazing feeling that is! It's hard at the same time to understand it or even want to, but I know that my God is in control. How much sweeter is Heaven today? Much more than the day before.

Life is fragile, and God has given it to us as a gift. Take the time to love. Share laughter. Enjoy your quiet moments. Spend days with loved ones. Treasure your friendships. Be an honest person. Live life as Jesus did. Share God's greatest gift. Rejoice in sufferings. Pray without failure. Remember that God is NOT the author of confusion. Live without questions. Stop worrying over yesterday. Cherish today. Learn from the valleys. Look forward to the mountains. Have faith the size of a mustard seed. Love like Christ. Thank the Lord for His gifts to us. Thank Him when He chooses to take them away. Remember that HE is in control.

Thank you for your prayers. Surgery on Monday at 8 a.m. Remember us then, please.
May God's peace be with you today and forever,


Jessica said...

It is 10:15 Monday morning. I pray that the surgery went as well as it could have. You are in my prayers my friend. If you need anything, let me know.

Becca said...

love you jen.
prayers are going up and i know comfort is coming your way.