That’s the big question I am asking myself constantly tonight.  A local couple from the church we sometimes attend here in Greenville lost their 4 month old son today.  I don’t know all the details.  Just that he was a healthy, growing baby boy who apparently rolled himself over on his stomach this morning and was later found not breathing.

And I have been asking God, “WHY?!”.  I know our God is powerful and mighty and that there are reasons for things that we can not see.  But I just keep thinking that babies should NOT die.  This is the second child this age that we have known of that has died in the last 9 months.  Such a horrible tragedy that has afflicted two different families that we know.  My heart hurts for both of these families.  Please say prayers tonight (and continually) for Lindsey and Jeremy Jones (who lost their son today) as well as Ashlee and Aaron Proffitt (whose baby boy died last December).  Coincidentally, both of their sons were named Aaden.  And they now both are with Jesus in Heaven.

God please provide them with the peace that ONLY YOU can provide.  And Jesus . . . please return soon.  Sometimes this life is just to painful and we anxiously await your return!

2 Responses to “Why”

  1. 1 Alison August 26, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I’ve never met this family either, though I am familiar with their names thru our network. This has been heavy with me all day long. So so sad. Dean talked to another UNC campus minister yesterday who spent the day with a family who had (that day) experienced the same kind of loss (a 3 month old)… pray for them too.

    • 2 lsaufley August 26, 2009 at 10:51 am

      Wow…on the same day? That is terrible. It really makes you stop and think and realize how blessed we are. And never take anything for granted because who knows what tomorrow may bring.

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August 2009

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