Monday, September 24, 2007

Please pray

I don't know these people personally, but Pastor John Piper has posted here about his granddaughter, who was delivered stillborn.

Pastor Piper, whether in joy of grief, is constantly encouraging us to trust in God's goodness, even when His goodness is hard to recognize.

He writes, "Noel and I lay in bed at about 3 AM after coming home from the delivery thinking: This seems so preventable. By God and by man. Yes. So easy. But neither man nor God prevented this. Man, because he did not know it was happening. God, because he has his wise and loving reasons that we wait to learn with tears and trust."

I post this not because I think there are any shortage of believers to uphold the Pipers in prayer now, but because through praying for them, I was reminded that sometimes God gives and sometimes he takes and He is completely right and good in it all. We trust Him.

1 comment:

Patti said...

Powerfully sad. God in his goodness is sometimes inscrutable. I will be more thankful and less nonchalant when my two friends who are due to have babies any minute now have delivered.

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