Eight years ago today, Susannah made her entrance into the world. But it was only a short one.
Susannah was a perfect baby, with her soft, wavy brown hair, pudgy nose, chubby cheeks, and sweet little ears. She never opened her eyes to see her daddy and mommy. Instead, the first face she beheld was Jesus’ as she entered the gates of Heaven at 3 days old—never to experience sorrow here on earth.
We know many of you have lost babies, and we want to tell you that we care—that our hearts ache with yours. Every child is precious, and the pain of a loss is difficult. I watched my brother and sister-in-law walk the path of losing their first-born. It was hard, very hard, yet it has given me a greater compassion for those grieving.
The separation with Susannah is only temporary. I love this word picture in Revelation 22. “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” Imagine how beautiful heaven is!
Jesus loves little children as noted in Matthew 19:14: “. . . Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
We’re reposting the music slideshow from last year. Joseph, Anna, Jesse, and Mary recorded it and added a bridge to this recent version.
“And there shall be no night there; and they need
no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God
giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”