Mourn with Those Who Mourn

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. 

Isaiah 54:10

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I don't know why bad things happen period, but when they happen to good, innocent, people it's doubly hard to wrap my mind around. I'm grateful I don't have to understand to know that the God I serve and love has got everything under control. That seems so meager in hard times, but I know it's true. And I know that he is the God of restoration and healing and can bring beauty from ashes.

Lord, hold Geof and Gen and their sweet children. Help them feel your peace and comfort. Give sympathy and wisdom to those who are close to them who are caring for them during this difficult time.

Thank you for the beautiful life of Sebastian. Thank you that even a brief life holds so much value and meaning and can touch the lives and hearts of so many people. We won't forget him, Lord, and we're grateful for the time he did have on this earth. Amen.


  1. Thank you for this, and thank you for being among those - among the first of those - to celebrate his brief life! I'll treasure your reaction to Tirzah's announcement shirt this summer when we were passing through. Love you, dear friend!

  2. I'll always treasure that memory, too!

    I watched parts of the funeral and the entire burial. And it was so heartbreaking and - I hope it's not too weird to say this - so beautiful, too. So much love and concern was expressed for Sebastian and for you and the whole family. Heartbreaking and precious. Thank you for keeping all of us in the loop and sharing your sweet boy with us. Thank you for allowing us to celebrate and mourn with you.

  3. Not weird at all. I've gone back and watched both a few times - simply because it WAS beautiful. It was what I needed, comfort from the Scriptures, a reminder that this part of life stinks, but our loving God will make all things new through Christ's death and resurrection - for you, for me, and for Sebastian. Thanks for loving on our family =)


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