My heart is heavy this morning as I found out that a friend of our family said goodbye to her 3 year old nephew yesterday. Alex was his name, and he fought a very difficult fight until the very end. He had cancer, and I've been praying for him and his family for months. The family are Christians, and they take comfort that little Alex is now resting pain~free in the mighty arms of Jesus.
It's so hard when something like this happens, and we may never know why God allows precious little ones to die~not this side of Heaven, anyway. But I do know that there is a time and a season for everything~Ecclesiastes 3:2 tells us that. It doesn't make the grieving process any easier, though.
Will you pray for this family with me? Their names are Brian and Jennifer~I believe they are the parents of sweet little Alex. I don't know them personally, I just know of their story through my friend, Janet Logan.
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Janet, and family: if you are reading this, my heart and my prayers are with you today and the days that follow.