Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Baby Grace

My dear friends said goodbye to their precious baby Grace early this morning. She had been very sick since birth, and just turned one on Valentine's Day. What can console a mother when she knows she cannot kiss her sweet baby's face again until she gets to Heaven? How can a husband comfort his wife over the loss of their child when he is grieving so deeply he is in actual physical pain? We need our heavenly Father. We need him in times like this - everyday, actually, but in the "everyday" we don't always remember to reach out to His waiting arms.

A song that is so beautiful and lovely, and that expresses our eternal hope is "Come to Jesus" by Chris Rice. My friend sang this very song at her Grandmother's funeral only a few months ago. Now she is believing it for her little baby girl.

Watch: Come to JESUS...

Chris Rice - Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus) Lyrics

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we fall...so
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!