Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday's Trust - Happy Valentine's Day, Baby Girl: God's Love Is Perfect, But It Can Hurt...

Tuesday's Trust

Happy Valentine's Day, Baby Girl:

God's Love Is Perfect, But It Can Hurt...

My heart is broken; I want to cry

My baby girl was taken, had to die...

Baby girl, I miss you, my heart's not the same;

It's tarnished, pulverized, and by death maimed.

And yet you're in Heaven with Love Himself

Singing with the angels, not set aside on a shelf.

You're with the Creator of all that's creative;

He laughs with you at all that you're surely instigating.

Set free from human limits, you are free to fly;

Yet, how does it feel when you see Mommy cry?

You can witness everything in our lives,

You pull for us, wanting us to help you win your prize.

Because you live with God, you see the bigger plan;

You realize even death is used by God's loving hand.

Since the whole is much greater than all the parts' sum,

The mysterious "dying of the wheat" is part of Love's plan

To accomplish greater things in His Kingdom

Than our getting our own way ever can.

It's bigger than anything e'er conceived in the mere mind of man.

So pull for us to keep our eyes on God's prize,

And as we cry our tears, not let them blur or compromise

Our faithfulness to God as He walks with us on Grief's Way,

Ever learning to trust, though our mothering hearts are slain...

God has a better way: He brings Victory out of our pain.

So say a prayer for us tonight on this Valentine's Day

That we will strong and faithful be, as Love carves out His way...

My heart is broken; I want to cry;

My baby girl was taken, had to die.

Baby girl, I miss you, my heart's not the same,

Yet I know your life was saved because the Savior came...

Take this grain of wheat Lord, and let it fall,

Crush it and mutilate it, then use it amidst Death's pall,

Knowing You have a bigger plan for us, I surrender all.

On this Valentine's Day, Lord help me to remember,

You gave Your only begotten Son when You so loved the world,

Yet the last thing Your Son saw, He was dying, nailed to timber...

There's a much bigger picture than Death taking our baby girl...

As Love will have the final say when the final Day unfurls...


Christ's sufferings and death predicted by Himself:

Jesus replied,

"The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves Me must follow Me, and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me.

"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name!'"

~John 12:23-28a

In God's Holy Word, the great heroes of the faith are described in this way...

"Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, perecuted and mistreated-- the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.

These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

~Hebrews 11:35a-40

Love has the final word:

"And then the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever...

"Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire...

"Then I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

"'Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'

"He who was seated on the throne said,

"' I am making everything new!'"

~Revelation 20:10, 14a, 21:1-5a


A new FaceBook friend of mine, another grieving mother, characterizes our Faith and Trust so well on her FaceBook information page...

“Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to...”

Picture - Thanks to
Poem - Happy Valentine's Day, Baby Girl: God's Love is Perfect, but It Can Hurt - Angie Bennett Prince - 2/14/2011


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