it’s not that much time… it’s not a lifetime for sure.
but for one little boy it was just that.
why? it doesn’t make sense. it hurts to much to imagine what must be going thru their heads. we are parents. we cannot imagine losing one of our sons. 5 years? it’s not much time. he was just beginning to become, to live, to love, to understand, to grow. my heart breaks thinking about it. if it’s not even my son and my heart breaks, what must they be experiencing? what could they be thinking? do they know You, Lord? could this bring them closer to You? can you heal them? can you help?
pray with all your mind, with all your soul, with all your heart. pray for redemption. pray for peace. pray for joy to return. pray for love to abound. pray for healing in their family. pray for mending of their hearts.
today i pray for the family of a 5 year old boy who has gone to be with the Lord. he was far too young. far to energetic. far to full of life. and yet… he’s gone. i don’t understand, Lord, why? there are no answers for this kind of grief, for this kind of heartbreak, for this amount of loss. yet, i will pray for love to abound in their lives and for joy to return to their hearts and for them to turn to the Lord for healing. i will pray that their marriage will withstand this great, mighty storm that this loss will bring into their lives. i pray that God will bridge the chasm that will be in their lives and draw them to Himself and to each other. that their pain would not wedge them apart, but make them stronger. that they would not withdraw from community. that they will allow others to grieve with them and walk this path with them.
Lord, today i pray for just 5 years…