Touching and inspirational message. Many blessings wished to this family.
It has nothing to do with god. It is just a random event. Good that they can try
to find the good out of it, but if I lost a child the last think I would be
doing would be thanking god
Thank you, Jason, for reaching out to our family and for sharing their story
with such sensitivity and clarity. Dirk and Naomi bless our lives as examples of
unparalleled faith and strength. God TRULY loves us, and "all things work
together for good to them that love God."
@Brahmabull - It's hard to type tone, so I want it realized that I am not
saying this defensively, or aggressively, just simply stating, "that's
because you don't get it."
2020I do get it. People need to look for something in the face of
tragedy... that I get. But in the story the mom claims to know the child is in
heaven doing missionary work - that kind of talk is just feel good stuff, as
there is no way to know that. It is just a wild guess.
A very poignant story. May the peace that surpasses all understanding embrace
this family. @Brahmabull ... An inappropriate time for such remarks,
maybe? Would you sit with the parents at the table and say that?
May God bless this family for their strength and courage. I can't imagine
losing a home and a child at the same time. Please @Brahmabull you
really don't get it do you. As members of our church we believe God speaks
to us through the Holy Ghost, and because of that it is more than a guess where
their child, because it is actual personal revelation.God bless the
So, How did the baby die. Was it in the fire or something else that happened.
Sorry for their loss. I know what it's like for everything be flat and
black . That's how I know that Good people give good gifts. The
greatest gift is your presents. you become immortal by how long your presents is
appreciated after you've left.
Yes, @George of the jungle, little Eleanor died in the fire. Naomi was able to
get the other children to safety, but the house collapsed before she could get
Eleanor out. The fire department said the house was gone in less than 7 minutes,
and that it was the worst fire they'd seen in 20 years.
Moontan/Grandpaof19Yeah, you are both right. This was a bad time for
me to interject those things. My, bad and I do apologize. That was stupid. My
heart really does ache when I hear of children dying - and I always wonder why
it happens and I have yet to find an answer. Condolences to the family, and
disregard my previous foolish remark.
@Bramabull ... Nice post. Good on you. Sadly, and frustratingly, we aren't
going to get all the answers to questions generated by tragedies such as this
one. Seems like the loss of a child ought to be in a separate category, set
aside and off-limits. Not allowed to happen, in other words. Alas. I don't
think Christ came to prevent misery in life, but to teach us how to live through
it without going totally bonkers. Anyway, nice post.
Bramabull, How does someone prove that they know what love or hate feels like?
They use words, but words cannot fully describe a feeling that they know in
their hearts to be true. It is the same with feeling that come from God to our
hearts and souls. No one will ever be able to communicate in words exactly what
is felt in the heart and soul.