Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Beautiful Thing to Consider

I awoke too early this morning. It was just after six o'clock, and not even Buffy was stirring from her slumber just yet. Yet I awoke to the sounds of the birds chirping outside my window, and the aching in my back (it's time to rotate the mattress). I also felt a bit anxious upon awakening. I tried to settle back down and continue sleeping, but it just wasn't happening. So, I got up and fed the dog, checked my email, and then determined to crawl back in bed for a while and watch television.

Because I was feeling anxious, I wanted to watch something that would soothe my soul and that's kind of an oxymoron. Isn't it? In fact, there's a lyric in a James Taylor song that goes Can't get me no Light from a tv screen. Amen to that! But being Sunday morning, I had some "religious programming" to choose from. I know, you're probably thinking of the cringe-worthy stereotypical television evangelist, but actually there are a lot of excellent preachers with television ministries, my own pastor included. This morning I came across one of my favorites - David Jeremiah - and he was speaking about children and Heaven. I decided to watch because of what I'm going through right now, I want to know everything the Bible says about Heaven.

He got to a point where he was talking about what happens to babies lost to miscarriage and abortion, and he showed scripturally that they are with the Lord. He asserted that children are from the moment of conception, and since I agree with that I was able to have an ah ha! moment. In Heaven, right now, Michael and our four lost embryos/babies are together. It was such a powerful and beautiful thing to consider that I was moved to tears, and it gave me great comfort.

Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them, but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." ~ Matthew 19:13-14.

What a beautiful way to be blessed first thing this morning when I was feeling anxious and aware that today marks two weeks since Michael's passing.


    Sounds like a perfect way to wake up ..
    knowing the ones you love are all together..
    LOVE YA girly..
    Have a great day..

  2. There is something incredibly comforting about that. I am so glad that the Lord provided you with exactly what you needed this morning. Praise be to God.

  3. God has a way of letting us know... doesn't He. Good stuff. I pray for your continued peace as your travel this incredibley difficult journey.

  4. I love what you said about Michael and the babies; what a beautiful thought to start your day. God is great!

  5. God is good!!! This brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. How awesome is it that Michael is holding your four babies and loving on them and telling them how much their Momma loves them.

  6. Wow, Joannah, what a small world- my friend Arlene Pellicane was interviewed on that program about her baby girl she lost at 26 weeks. I'm so glad you felt comfort this morning- God uses all kinds of ways to speak to us, doesn't He?
    My mom had at least 6 miscarriages in the 7 years between my brother and me. I will never forget the joy I first felt when someone told me I have 6 brothers and sisters in Heaven waiting to meet me!

  7. Joannah, I am so thankful God led you to just what you needed to hear today. It's amazing how He cares for us, isn't it?

  8. Joannah...My mother bought me the book Heaven, by Randy Alcorn before she died. It brought me just this same kind of comfort in great detail... I am so glad God is near to the brokenhearted...and I've been praying He would be especially near to you...Obviously, you are near and dear to His heart...but I knew are a very special lady...sending you much love, Janine XO

  9. I'm glad you were able to find something which gave you peace and comfort when you were feeling so anxious.

  10. What a beautiful post - and during this time a very meaningful one. The tears are falling but there is renewed hope. Thank you.


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