Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday's Trust - Our Ongoing Bond with Our Child ~ How God Made It Possible

Tuesday's Trust

Our Ongoing Bond with Our Child ~

How God Made It Possible 

In this past week's Saturday's Sayings, I made the comment, "Bodies may have boundaries but spirits have none. Why shouldn't we feel the potent, abiding presence of our beloved child when we are at our most vulnerable, and therefore open in our spirit?" 

As we go into this Easter weekend, may we stop to consider what made our ongoing bond with our child possible.

This weekend, we will celebrate Easter, first on "Good Friday" as we meditate and soberly consider what our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished for us on the cross, and then on Sunday as we celebrate what God our Father accomplished by raising Him from the dead three days later in what we call Jesus's  resurrection from the dead.

Jesus's death on the cross, His resurrection from the dead, and His later ascension into Heaven was the culmination of Christ's work on earth wherefore Christ won victory forever over Sin, Satan, and Death for each and everyone of us who look to Him in faith and believe in His saving work for us. Jesus made it clear while He was on earth that He did not have to die; He willingly chose to die in obedience to God the Father. The price for Sin has been paid; Death has been conquered; the Victory over Satan has been won!

Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit into His children-by-faith, so the Living Son of God lives in each of us and in each of our children who trust Him by faith. God's Holy Spirit is living and active then in each of His children and communes to us and in us from and with our Lord God.

How precious to know that our "angels" who have gone before us into Heaven are just beyond the Veil and are alive in Christ because of the sacred events that happened on that first Easter weekend over 2000 years ago.

We know that Jesus continues to care for us, for our children, for all His flock like a Shepherd cares for his lambs. Even today, we know that He carries us and our lambs in His arms and holds us close to His heart. (Isaiah 40:11) He became the Lamb of God, taking away the sins of this earth. He is the Lamb, and He is our Shepherd!

Hebrews 11 speaks to us about our loved ones who have gone on to Heaven before us (we often refer to them as "being just beyond the Veil,") pulling for us as we continue to accomplish the good works that they started. (What a beautiful picture of the active involvement our loved ones have in our lives!) (See Hebrews 11:39-40 through Hebrews 12:1.)

Hebrews 12 starts out acknowledging that since we "are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses" watching us, "let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Remember these words this Easter as you mourn for Jesus on Good Friday as He gave His all for us on the cross, and then as you celebrate on Sunday that He rose from the dead, having conquered death for all of us who look to Him in faith. (Many days later, many watched as Christ ascended to Heaven where today He sits at the right hand of the Father.)

What a cause for celebration both for us and for our beloved children!

How beautiful that Jesus assures us in His Word, "he who believes in Me will live, even though he dies"!!!

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die."
~John 11:25-26a

Because of Jesus's great love for us, and His Father God's greatest sacrifice ever known to man (now that we know what it is like to lose a child, we are even more amazed that our loving God loved us enough to give up His only Son for us), we and our children can live again even though we die.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life.
~John 3:16

And we can trust that our child is not only alive, but is actively watching over us, ever pulling for us from just beyond the Veil in Heaven!

Pictures, thanks to, (chronologically, from first to last:)
~Jesus Christ Savior by BeliefNet
~Blowing Kisses to Heaven
~Grieving Mothers
~~~~Becky's Encouragements~~~
~Grieving Mothers
~Grieving Mother, Ce Thibodeau


1 comment:

AmberTerhune said...

Needed this encouragement tonight. Thank you. Easter was the one holiday we had with our little one. In 2008 when she died, she was still in the hospital on Easter, so we took her little Easter dress up to the hospital. The staff took her off the monitors long enough for us to dress her and take some pictures. She came home the day after Easter (Which in 2008 was today...the 25).

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