Saturday, October 19, 2013


"The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD" (Job 1:21).

What we've suspected for some time now was confirmed yesterday: our little baby, our little Anastasis, isn't going to be born into this world.

We grieve the loss of new life, but not as those without hope (1 Thess. 4:13). Anastasis means "resurrection" in Greek. We've named our lost little one after our great Christian hope: our God raises the dead.

He lives blessedly forever. His Son possess life in himself (Jn. 5:26). So in him we hope; and his name we praise. Blessed be his name—he's Lord of the living and the dead! (Rom. 14:9).

God is good. Always. He's just, faithful, wise. Always. And we trust him. Fully. He's totally sovereign over all our losses and crosses. And in all things "we are more than conquerors through him who loved us" (Rom. 8:37).

"He who did not spare his own Son, but handed him over for us all—how will he not also with him freely give us all things?" (Rom. 8:32). "All things are ours" (1 Cor. 3:21). Even "life or death" (1 Cor. 3:22).

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