Thursday, January 27, 2011

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a Time there was a beautiful little princess named Sarah,,,
Born into my kingdom...
In my mind there was nothing more perfect than to have
three handsome young princes on one side of the table and
three beautiful young princesses on the other side of the table,
with the King on his throne at the head of the table,
and the Queen (that would be me) at her place at the other end of the table....
And we all lived Happily Ever After.......
That's how I would have written the story.

But I know that God has already written down all of my days.
He knows the plans he has for me,,,and they are good.

He pointed out to me that "Happily Ever After" doesn't come until the END of the story.
Sarah has come to live in her "Happily Ever After" in the Kingdom of Heaven.
In the presence of the Lord, The King of Kings, beholding his glory and forever praising him....

The Lord showed me where I will find my "Happily Ever After"
It comes at the END of THE BOOK!
In Revelation 21:4 I read,
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.

That will truly be HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

In Isaiah 35:8-10 the Lord says,
A highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those; the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there; and the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sighing shall flee away.

We have A LOT to look forward to!

Jesus said unto me in John 16:22
Ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Six Months have passed since my sweet little Sarah woke up in the arms of Jesus.
Six months has always been my favorite baby stage, when they are able to sit up by themselves, and they start to really giggle and play.
I still think of her every day. I still see her tiny little face. I can still feel her in my arms even though they are empty. There is a weight that sits upon my heart that is as heavy as the stone that now sits upon her grave.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen; but at the things which are not seen:  for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

I went to see her monument two weeks ago....but it's taken me a while to be able to take in that sight.
I drew out the design of it on paper and then put it into words to give to my friend Bill at Shelby Monuments. I never showed him my drawing,,but Sarah's memorial stone came out just like my drawing.
The butterfly on the front represents a very short beautiful life. Across the bottom it says, "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus" 

The five daisies across the back represent our 5 little ones in Heaven. The largest one in the center is for Sarah, and the other 4 are for our  little ones that were miscarried. They also represent their 5 siblings here on Earth.
These verses from Psalm 73 comfort me,
~Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou hast holden me by my right hand.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
 ~My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.
 ~It is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God,
that I may declare all thy works.

In Isaiah 66:13a the Lord says,
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you...

He is the God of all comfort....
And comfort me He does.