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Friday, August 28, 2009

12 Candles (Part 3 of 4)

Another observation about the 12 candles upon that cake is that

Those 12 Candles...

Symbolized 12 precious children, whom we remembered and celebrated that night, who now dwell in the house of our Lord!

We concluded part 2 of these series of posts with the following verses from Psalm 84...

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty...Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.
(Psalm 84: 1, 10)

Let's reflect on that for a moment. The dwelling place of our Lord. Heaven. Have you ever wondered what heaven is like? Have you ever thought about what our children must be experiencing in the presence and glory of God? The psalmist, quoted above, tells us that it is better to be in the courts of the Lord, for even just a day, than a thousand anywhere else. This may seem hard to fathom with regard to our children. It may seem cliche to think "they are in a better place." Maybe someone has said that to you in your grief, and it just seems downright hurtful. I remember countless times saying out loud, tears flowing from my eyes, "I just want her here!" Or "It's not fair!" Or "I just want her to live, that's all!" Do any of these statements sound familiar and resound in your own heart? The truth is, these children are living in presence of our Savior, in His heavenly home. I want to go one step beyond the they are in a better place cliche. Let's delve into the Scriptures and see what this so called "better place" is all about.

No more tears, crying, pain!
(Revelation 21:4).

Streets of gold, walls of jasper and precious emeralds, gates of pearl.
(Revelation 21:18-21)

House of God, a place prepared in advance.
(John 14:1-4)

We will See God.
(Matthew 5:8)

No more death.
(Luke 20:36)

A place of rest.
(2 Thessalonians 1:7)

Knowing what the Scriptures say about heaven brings me such comfort and peace in my loss. It's one thing to hear "she's in a better place" and its another to know that these precious babies are in a place with no crying, no tears, no death, complete joy, rejoicing and praising of God, are safe, and are at rest. It's not a cliche, it's Truth, and I pray you will find comfort and hope that your child is with God.

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