Thursday, February 21, 2008

...weep with those who weep

This is Kennedy Olivia. I wish I could have met her. I know the family, she comes from good people.

Zephaniah 3:15-17 says:

15 The LORD has taken away your punishment,
he has turned back your enemy.
The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you;
never again will you fear any harm.

16 On that day they will say to Jerusalem,
"Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands hang limp.

17 The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."

A couple of years ago a friend of mine set these verses to music and it's his voice I've heard in my head all afternoon, "Daughter of Jerusalem. . . .the Lord has taken your punishment."

This is not the world as it was meant to be. Death speaks and there is an echoing silence. But the silence will not prevail. This is not the day to rejoice, but that day is coming.


DAve & JAnie said...

Oh no.... that is so sad... i can't imagine, I don't want to imagine. Thank you for posting a little note about this, I will be praying.

Darcy & Sharon said...

There have been far too many babies dying lately. Why does God need so many little angles in heaven when they're missed so much here on earth?

Alvin & Denise Engler said...

I love that last paragraph. So true.

kelly said...

small world: My sister-in-law just told me about this family, and so when i saw your blog, I had to ask if it was the same family and indeed it is.
so incredibly sad. I agree with the comment about far too many babies dying lately. life is far too short for far too many.