Tuesday, April 2, 2013
"Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end."
-- John of Damascus
We had some sad news over Easter.
When we traveled to China to get Lilah in 2009, we traveled with another family to Gaungdong to get our daughters at the same time. We kept in touch with this family through Skype until about six months after we got home and then lost contact. I found out through Facebook, that in early 2010 this other little girl fell off of their deck and hit her head on ice, causing severe brain trauma. This past week she got pneumonia and died at six years of age. It breaks my heart. It is difficult to wrap my head around the fact that she had such a difficult life, even after being adopted by a wonderful family.
And yet, I know she is now with Jesus... this is why He died on the cross, so that we can live eternally with Him! Her pain is gone and she is home.
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” -- Matthew 19:14