II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The wisdom of a 5 year old!

This morning while I was washing the breakfast dishes, Grant asked me, "Mommy, what would you do if I died?" His question caught me off guard a bit but I answered, "I would cry and cry and cry and then do a whole bunch of praying."
He replied, "You would be sad but one thing you should be happy about--I'll get to be with Jesus!"
Such wisdom in that. While I NEVER want to think of what life would be like with one of my children gone, there are plenty of parents out there who ARE dealing with that. How do they get through it? By knowing Heaven is the Face!

Many of you, if not all, heard the horrendous story of Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter being run over by his own son's car in their driveway last year. (Click here to read story) It broke my heart in so many ways. I even had a time of questioning God...."HOW could this have happened? Especially to a Christian?" Thankfully God is showing me (in his Word) the answer to that and many other questions.
Anyway, yesterday for the first time I heard Steven Curtis Chapman's newest song called "Heaven is the Face" and wow! Wow! THAT is how a person goes on after losing a child. I encourage you to take a minute (grab a tissue) and listen to this song. It's good to have our hearts break for the things that matter...for the things that also break God's heart!
Click HERE to listen!


Rock Chef said...

Yep, you do cry and cry and cry - and pray - and take comfort that your loved one is in heaven.

As I always say to people - cherish every moment with your children, even the bits that don't seem so great at the time - they are all precious.

Rene' said...

I just to hug my kids and never let them go!