Today’s Illustration: It Gives Perspective

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A Personal Account Which Gives So Much Perspective

Through The Story Of  The Sudden Loss Of An Infant Child

By A Pastor & His Wife.


On This Day: December 4, 2018 — “The Lord Gave Us A Casket For Christmas.”

Brief Excerpt:


[December 18, 2018] “Two weeks ago today, my son, Titus, died on our bed.

He was two days away from being six months old.  It was not the beginning to December I was anticipating. . . . .

Exactly three weeks to Christmas Day, God decreed to take my home and flip it upside-down.  Twelve days before Christmas, we lowered my son’s casket into the cold, hard, December ground. . . . .

The Lord truly does write spectacular stories, and He delights in using unexpected means.  His stories involve real tragedy and loss; their plots hang on true mercy and redemption.  And so it goes that as God strikes down, so He builds up.  God took away one of the greatest gifts He had given us, and did so right before Christmas.  And for the first time in my life, I actually understand, and so I will sing, wrap gifts, and wait with a resurrected anticipation.”


Link To The Whole Article:

It is worth some time to read some of the words of others at the end of the article.

Also Highlighted:


Another Link: “Where Joy & Sorrow Meet” —

by John and Dana Hanley, who “live on a small hobby farm in rural Nebraska. They write about life more abundantly, from the daily ups and downs of learning to farm, to homeschooling their children and to the almost unbearable grief of losing a son while seeking beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair (Isaiah 61:3)”

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