Tuesday March 31, 2009

With aching hearts, we share the news that our third baby has left my womb and flown to the streets of Paradise. Joining our first child, Covenant Hope, this new baby of ours now resides in the presence of Almighty God.

Trusting in His great providence and knowing that He does all things well, we have named this baby Glory Hesed.
Glory — for not only does our child now live and praise the King in eternal glory, but we know that this child’s life & death were both accomplished for the glory of God.
Hesed — the Hebrew word for God’s covenantal love & faithfulness, to which we cling.

Please rejoice with us over this third arrow in our quiver, and please mourn with us as we feel the great loss of this little image of God.
May we resound with the hymn,

“Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.”

6 Replies to “Tuesday March 31, 2009”

  1. *hugs*
    Melissa, Steven and Gabriel,
    We are so sorry for your loss of your precious Glory Hesed. I know how much you looked forward to welcoming another baby into your house and raising him/her up for the glory of the Lord.
    We are praying for you, mightily.
    God be with you in this time of sorrow.
    Samantha (and Jaclynn)

  2. Just now commenting but wanted to let you know how much I have thought of you and prayed for you in this time. *hugs* May our Heavenly Father wrap His arms around you and comfort you.


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