Beautiful Things

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I've often been asked,

"How did you know Alli would survive?"
"What was it that gave you so much peace during those difficult days?"
My answer has always been, two beautiful things.  My peace came from the miracle of Lazarus and the beauty, symbolism, and simplicity of the butterfly. I've shared our Lazarus story publicly once and I've told the story of the butterfly to several, but I've never publicly written about either.  Someone once told my husband not to let the enemy steal our testimony through time.  And to a certain extent he has since these stories have never been told.  John and I share a burden to keep the miracle of Alli alive and while I had every intention of sharing the first of these stories with you today, I was stopped short by pain.

Pain for friends facing the unknown with a medical diagnosis. 

Pain for friends who have lost a child. 
Pain for a friend who is struggling to stay pregnant. 

Pain for friends who are watching their children fight to live. 


So I can't celebrate and share these two amazing stories with you today, but I will.  Soon. 

As I recall our current struggles, I'm reminded that we were once there, not too long ago.  And while I'd give so much to be in a different place than we are today, I'm content sitting where I am compared to where we've been.  I'll take my struggles of today because I can't fathom the loss of a child nor do I want to go back and fight for life, ever again. 

So, please pray with me

Pray for those struggling around you. 

Pray for God's purpose, peace, and beauty in our circumstances to be revealed. 

Pray for a miracle for those battling life today.  

And do me another favor,


For our God is a purposeful God and will make all things beautiful. 

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."  Ecclesiastes 3:11

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”  Revelation 21:4-5
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