"God be merciful to us & bless us, & cause His face to shine upon us.
That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh, let the nations be glad & sing for joy!"
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At the Death of My Grandson - 2 February 2019
came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the
LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1.21).
God all merciful and all wise, compassionate and caring. All
our days are in your hands; you give us life, breath, love, and sustenance. We
commend young Matthias Alexander Lynch into your caring embrace, and we commend
his parents and siblings to your compassionate shalom. Though his days were few, we are grateful for the moments
we had with him. We loved seeing his big
feet, the hair already growing on his head, and his fighting spirit. But, Lord,
now you have him, and we believe that when Christ returns to raise all – some to
the resurrection of everlasting life, and others to the resurrection of judgment
(John 5.29), we trust to see him again, laughing, smiling, singing and running!
Until then, keep count of our tossings, collect our tears in your bottle and
log them in your book (Psalm 56.8): all for your love’s sake. Hear our spoken,
and unspoken prayers, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Matty (Matthias Alexander) was born February 2 at 10:26 am. He weighed 10.9 oz and was 10 inches long. He was a strong little boy and fought to stay with us until 12:15 pm.
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