Today I had the honor to attend the memorial service for a precious baby girl named Kaiya. She was perfectly formed and created by the Lord but she was born far too early to survive. My heart broke in pieces for her lovely family who is grieving such a devastating loss. In spite of this grief, baby Kaiya's grandfather spoke on behalf of the family and proclaimed that God is always Good even in times such as these. What truth and hope to remember when things just don't seem to make sense. Parents just shouldn't have to bury their children and we don't understand why, but God does. And sweet Kaiya is free from pain, celebrating with Jesus today and because her parents are believers, one day they will be together again.
In the words of Kaiya's grandfather, please join me in storming Heaven's gates with prayer for this sweet family and most of all for their daughter Kaidyn, Kaiya's twin sister who is fighting a very brave battle in the NICU.
I hate prematurity, I absolutely hate it. I hate how it steals lives and destroys the hopes and dreams of parents and families everywhere. But thanks be to a God who is Good all the time and has overcome even this.