Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gratitude of Grief

Last week we helped some dear friends lay their precious baby to rest. It has been a very emotional time for all of us. We know their heart ache first hand as we buried our newborn daughter 22 years ago. When you bury your child you are forever changed.

As we walking through this past week with our sweet friends it was overwhelming to watch as the Body of Christ came along side of them, to help them carry their burden of grief. How beautiful it is to experience such love.

Although Baby Willie never breathed a breath on this earth, he has touched all of us. His life has and will be used for the glory of God.


MikeandCharlsie said...

Oh goodness my heart aches for this family! We too know the sorrow of losing a baby, our sweet infant went straight to the arms of Jesus in 2006. She was our 3rd child, we have gone on to have 2 more. This precious families loss made me hug my baby a little tighter and thank God for blessing us with his life. Thank you for sharing this, it was so neat to see the body of Christ surround this family!

Anonymous said...

I also have experienced a similar loss in my life. This was beautiful and intensely moving. How gracious the Lord is to set us in the Body of Christ, to comfort one another.