Thursday, April 29, 2010
Even six months after losing my Jamie, I have heard the whole gammit. I even read that I needed to forgive someone for my loss...i.e. forgive the drunk driver, etc.
But I kept thinking, who am I supposed to forgive? God? But all say that He didn't do this.
Why would God purposely give my daughter a fatal condition? To have me carry her?
Yes, I understand...but why give so much pain?
SOOO, three things have happened just this week!!!
1. I read a post by a mom who also had a child with a fatal condition. She said...."Thank you God for taking my child so he would not suffer in this world."
WOW! God didn't do this to my baby...it is just one of those things that happen on this Earth. God saved my baby from living with her horrible condition...suffering on this Earth.
2. I read in a book..."The God I know has experienced pain and torment and therefore understands my pain. The Incarnation means that God cares so much that he chose to become human and suffer loss, though he never had to. He is not aloof from my suffering, but draws near to me when I suffer. "
3. I just recieved a beautiful letter from a friend and in it he spoke of a bible class he was a part of. A man in his class stood up and said ."A message prepared in the mind reaches minds, a message prepared in the heart reaches hearts, but a message prepared in a life reaches lives." The man then proceeded to tell the story of the loss of their child 13 years ago. He described how his wife spends much of her time ministering to those who also are devastated.
All three of those things have made me go Hmmmm. And I have had a bit of a better skip in my step. In the end, it is our choice to have faith in Him.
Faith "that we find joy in our trials".