Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's been a while

I finally decided to sit down and write more about our journey with Baby Jack. There's no doubt that this has been a very hard journey and being able to share our thoughts here, has helped. Thoughts come and go, on how and why this happened. One of things that has happened because of Baby Jack is how it has changed our life spiritually. We've always been a church going, christian family, were both brought up that way and teach our childen the same. But when we fould out Baby Jacks diagnosis, it hurt.

For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God
1Peter 2:19

The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry
Psalm 34:15

Throughout our journey with Baby Jack, we've learn to deal with emotions that were sometime almost to much.

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;
he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
Psalm 34:17-20

After the loss of Baby Jack, I feel we've been made stronger to help those find the strength and direction they need from the Lord. Earlier this fall, I left the combine early on afternoon to take Sarah to a Mercy Me concert in Sioux CIty. What an event. To feel his power at the show was something.

It appears that it's harder to get the younger generation to trust in what the Lord has to offer. Moat go to church and think they're ok, but are they really?
There's this old saying,

"Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car."
— G.K. Chesterton

My point being, all this probably wouldn't have came about if it's wasn't for Baby Jack. What an impact he has made.


  1. Our God does indeed use our sorrows and our joys to pull us closer to him.

    It's amazing how God can prepare us for years to transform us into a "vehicle" of His Love and Grace. We may sit in the pews of His "garage" for years without really knowing why we are they...never feeling as if we belong. And then God calls our name and we truly KNOW His power for the first time,

    and we are never the same.

    God has used little Jack to make a HUGE impact on this world, and He still has plans for you - BIG ONES, I just know it.

    Blessings friends!

  2. I agree that our children certainly touch our lives in a way that might not have happened otherwise. Their lives have such great purpose.