Job Said It Best

December 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm 2 comments

The LORD gave…

We found out not too long ago that God had given us another child.  Although we had some fears about the daunting task of raising a third child the possibility of getting to know another little Boys filled our hearts with joy.  I was reminded of how creative and wonderful God is when I looked at Owen and Lucy and now a third child was going to be another wonder in our lives.

And the LORD has taken away…

On December 6, 2011 it was confirmed by our doctor that Bekah had a miscarriage.  I was reminded of the sting of death, the curse of sin and the reality of loss.  We could not have anticipated the blow of loss…but it came.

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return…

Sadness has slowed down the busy.  So many things that have risen to the status of ‘importance’ in my life have been toppled over by loss.  Work.  Money.  Stuff.  Pride.  Slowing down to consider our loss reminds me that when I first came into this world I didn’t have any of those things and when I leave, it shall be the same.  All I have is Christ.  I have nothing and I am nothing apart from my Creator.  Without Him, I’m not a dad, I’m not a husband, I’m not a son of God, I’m not a man; without Him I am nothing.

Blessed be the name of the LORD…

And yet here we are with whom God has given us.  Yes we have one another, Bekah and I.  We have Owen the ‘great’ and Lucy the ‘sweet.’  We have these amazing blessings all through Christ.  He is our Creator.  He is our Savior.  He is our Eternal Hope.

Job said it best when He went through the worst, “blessed be the name of the LORD.”

Thank you for your prayers and compassion.  Bekah is doing really well.  Owen gets it and wants us to ask God for another baby.  Lucy just loves life and shoes…or boots.  She’s 2.

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I 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.”

In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

(Job 1:20-22 ESV)


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  • 1. Forest Dennis  |  December 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks Blake for your comments. Our hearts are with you and your precious family. Norma and I have had that experience. That Baby will always be in your heart. We know. Grandpa LaVerne and Grandma Norma.

  • 2. Adam Tyson  |  December 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    We are so blessed to see God work in your hearts and give you this perspective. May He always comfort you and keep you close. His ways are perfect and His love is eternal. We love you.

    Adam and Lisa Tyson


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