Friday, 17 September 2010

I Don't Understand !!



I like this picture! I see several things. I see mama who is my life - and yet in the vastness of our amazing God's creation she seems so small. Yet, He cares for her and me as well. The pinnacles rise to the skies and seem almost endless and yet my prayers go beyond the pinnacles.

But as I type this a first time mom has given birth to her first born - excited, a grandma traveled many hundreds of miles to be there - and yet unless God intervenes this child will be with Jesus shortly - why? As awesome as our God is and all the things He can do, it is moments like these that frustrate me. I do not understand. But I serve a wonderful God who is weeping with all of us at this time. I believe He is STILL in control of this vast universe - even if I do not understand. Please pray for this very young family.


Note: Early this evening, Friday, little Marshall went to be in the arms of Jesus. Please keep this young family in your prayers.

12 comments:

Peter Olson said...

I said a prayer for them.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Peter - i am sure that today is a Tough day. Will post if I hear any news.

Ed said...

What a tragic loss for the mother, and her family.

I don't know a spiritual answer to why, other than the mother and child will be living together in the next world, as they could not do in this one.

Indian Lake Papa said...

I agree Ed, I don't ever imply i have all the right "Christian" answers, I guess that is why the Christian uses the words like Faith & Trust so much.

God has a bigger picture to look at than we can comprehend.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

We will never have all the answers to our "whys" nor will we understand it all, but one thing you and I know as Christians is that God knows what is best and right and is wiser than we. I really think when we get to Heaven we'll understand. I know I have struggled with understanding why my baby brother had to be stillborn and my mother pass away two days later. Some things are just hard to grasp and I know God will help us to understand when we get to Heaven. It will all make sense then I think. My prayers go up for this darling mother and child.

Annesphamily said...

Thank you so much for the cool post cards! Now one of these days the hubby and I may come to visit! You better be ready! But seriously thanks so much for thinking of us and I will enter you in the Colorado goody box giveaway too! Happy weekend and blessings to both of you! Anne

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - I KNOW we serve a God who cares. I just have to trust Him.

Anne - glad you liked the cards! Hope to see you one of these days!

Life Adapted said...

Oh how sad... no words can comfort this kind of loss. My heart aches for the family. Only God can see them through. It seems like a contradiction because God could have changed this and yet He is the only one who can get them through it...

Glad your trip was so good. I love the scenery in the last post and the hills are nice too :)

Be blessed dear one!

CrossView said...

I'm so sorry for that family! Losing a child is hard... =(

Indian Lake Papa said...

LA - This is one of those tough moments life can throw at any one of us.

Crossview - A tough life changing time for some very special people.

bransblahg said...

Hi Papa...

I'm just now reading this.

A friend of mine went to the doctor on the 16th, one day before you posted this, and found that her baby who she was 20 weeks pregnant with had died. She stillbirthed him that weekend. He was their second boy, named Job for Job 1:20-21.

Things like this leave me with fists clenched wondering why as well.

Love you.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Brandy - I don't understand but there are a couple of important things I believe.

1) I believe God weeps when we hurt & He cares.

2) It is our choice to be bitter or grow from it.