Thursday, March 26, 2009
Be Near Oh God
My heart is so heavy. Yesterday, I woke up to news that a woman in our church gave birth to her nearly full term baby girl and she was stillborn. Be near, oh God, be near. I then spent the morning with my new friend who three weeks ago lost her son. Staring into the face of a mom who lost her precious baby after only two days of life brought me back to places I don't often visit - deep, dark places where my pain is still raw. As I travel these places, sorrow's heavy cloak threatens to consume me. I'm completely broken, yet feel the Lord's presence so sweetly. Psalm 139:7-8 says, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there." Be near, oh God, be near. Be near to these two sweet woman who lost their darling babes. Be near to Stellan's mommy. Be near to Jonah's mommy. Be near oh God, be near.