There is so much tragic news (and fluff too) filling our news cycles… Sometimes it is hard to hear what’s relevant. But I saw one AMAZING STORY – I saw the story that made me tear up instantly, a baby born in an earthquake, her umbilical cord still attached to her mother, who surely died after giving birth. The rescuers heard the baby’s cries. Wow.
Especially in the aftermath, what’s the sound that is heard? Crying. Especially every day what of our lives, what is heard and held by the Lord? Our tears.
The baby is OK!!!!! By the grace of God. a survivor. The baby is the only one of the family and all are amazed. Umbilical connections? Yes, that’s not just for this baby but that is for ALL of us. We are NOT detached. WE ARE STILL ATTACHED. God’s got us! We are HIS children.
Sometimes people make a statement, “it was like going through hell” – or “give em hell”… But what is hell? The absence of God’s forever life. The second death. No, we are not yet there, nor will we get there if God has anything to do with it – and He does !!!
Let us keep remembering and appreciating we are under God’s care. We are cradled. We are loved. Let us be our God’s children. Love in Him and Him in us.
We are Still Attached.
Revelation 21:1-4, 6-7 – John seeing life forever and hearing about it directly from Jesus:
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”… … He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.