I have been thinking so much lately about what God did for us. He gave his one, and ONLY Son...for us, for me! That is really, and truly amazing! Have you ever really thought on that? He didn't have to, He Chose to! What a sacrifice. Such love! So self-less...unconditional, love! This has been really been on my heart. I ask myself, could I sacrifice my child for others?
A friend of mine, Jennifer, has some friends who just went through a horrible year only to end in the death of their 3 year old daughter. My heart just aches for their loss and sorrow. Caleb is almost 3, and I can't even fathom losing him to death at this young age. The one way I can relate to this loss, is going through a miscarriage 2 years ago this month. I was 11 weeks gestation, and I started bleeding at the Dr.'s office. It was a horrible time in my life. I still mourn my little baby. Our children are so very precious! Reading about little Anna (who just passed away) and the story of her journey to heaven, has just made me more aware of the time with my children is so precious. I don't know how long I have with them, I have what God gives me. He gave them to me...to love. They are such a blessing to me! He chose me to be their mom...what an honor! I know because of Anna's story, I cling a little bit more to my kiddos.
I watched a short movie called "MOST" last year while helping with the youth group at our church. What a moving, compelling, and heart-wrenching film! It made me just shutter with fear, sorrow, and pain. You should see it (especially if you are a parent). This movie really ties in what Christ did for us. We are undeserving of the gift of eternal life, and yet Jesus took it all on himself, so that we can live! Here is a mini-version of the film, please watch it! I will try to upload the video, too...stay tuned.