A family who is very close to us (especially my wife) lost their little baby boy today in a horrible accident. I will not go into details, but for everyone who reads this blog, please pray for them in this time of grief and loss. Pray that God will fill His people with His Spirit to minister to this family today and in the days to come. It will only be by God’s grace that this family will be healed. They have three older children and I cannot imagine what they are dealing withÂ at this moment.
This is now a time to remember that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. God has called this family to suffer a horrible thing, but we must never forget that all those who have been united to Christ have been called toÂ suffer much in this world… but because this family is united to Jesus their suffering will not be in vain and they will receive backÂ seven fold of that which they lost this day.
Pray for their perseverance and preservation, that this tragedy will not cause them to fall away from the living God. Pray that their marriage will be maintained through God’s Spirit working out their salvation. Pray that they will be transformed from one degree of glory to another.
“31Â What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32Â He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33Â Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Â Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who diedâ€”more than that, who was raisedâ€”who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35Â Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” ( Romans 8 )
“12Â And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. 13Â He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14Â And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch. 15Â And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16Â And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations. 17Â And Job died, an old man, and full of days.” ( Job 42 )