Friday, November 9, 2007

praise you in this storm.

"I was sure by now God, You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen," and it's still raining
As the thunder rolls I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you" and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away"

"I'll praise You in this storm and I will lift my hands
For You are who You are no matter where I am
Every tear I've cried You hold in Your hand
You never left my side and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm."

No one should ever have to go to a baby funeral.
This was the second one I've been to in 6 months.
First Baby Michelle, and now Baby Caden.
I teach with Caden's mommy.
32 weeks along... she had been on bed rest for a couple weeks... high blood pressure.
Went in for a routine check... they couldn't find a heartbeat.
The cord was around his neck.
My heart just aches for them, yet I am so inspired by them.

The strength of this young couple... who just lost their first baby.
The songs that they picked... "Praise You In This Storm" and "Cry Out to Jesus."
The fact that they find comfort and encouragement from those songs...
The fact that they were able to say on that first awful day,
God is in control.
I'm inspired by their faith.

Though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

1 comment:

traci said...

I cant fathom that pain. I cant fathom going to TWO baby funerals in six months!!! God took a courageous young 10 yr. old battling cancer to heaven about 2 months ago....his family goes to our church and when they had the "Mitchell Celebration" instead of a funeral I just could not go. Im such an emotional person that cries over commercials half the just knew I would be a basket case. Saw it on tape and mom and dad were just like this couple you were talking about...praising God. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a child.
I LOVE this picture you have with your kiddos!!! It needs a place on your wall somewhere.