Today is one of those days when everything that I had planned to post seems totally unimportant. I have no words. My heart is aching for the Pearson family. I have never met this family, but the Lord has impressed them on my heart ever since I heard about their sweet Paxten.
Yesterday, Paxten was welcomed into the arms of Jesus. As parents we know that there is no better place for our children to be, but it is still unimaginably painful when we are asked to say goodbye to our babies here on earth far sooner than we ever expected or dreamed.
I am astounded by the loving words that Paxten’s mama and daddy posted today. Blake and Libby are standing firm on God’s truth and promises. They know that while they grieve, they grieve with HOPE.
Last week we were studying 1 Thessalonians in BSF. I was really struck by this passage describing the Lord’s return…
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.