Today my heart is grieving. As a mother, I cannot imagine the heart break of losing a child. No matter how old or young the child - the pain must be indescribable. From the moment that baby is placed in your womb, a connection is made for life. Today I got an sms from a family that I grew up with, very dear friends - friends that I call family to announce that their sweet little boy who was born 12 weeks prematurely went to be with Jesus. This precious miracle lived for just over a week and touched so many hearts in his lifetime. As I called my friends overseas, I had no words. What can one possibly say in the face of such loss? I realize that loving is not only about the words that we say. Love will point to the source of love. In situations like these, it can only take Jesus to heal a broken parents heart, or a grieving grandparent or aunt or uncle. Jesus is love personified. He gave us the Comforter - the Holy Spirit who is able to soothe our broken hearts and in time, repair what seems beyond repair. Today I am allowing my thoughts to be focussed on Him when I think of this precious family. His love gives all the comfort, understanding and strength one needs for each day. Oh Jesus - how could I possibly live one day without your strength.
The song below is the best version I could find of Michael W Smith's song "Live Forever" which spoke to my heart. Sorry about the typed lyrics in another language. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3C1j3ClRsY