Once again the numbers blinked bright red on my clock early this morning.
I was wide awake. The tears fell quickly, and painfully.
How can it be 5 months already?
Why must the time go so fast?
How could it be possible to miss her more today than I did the day I said goodbye?
It is so hard to believe that it has been 5 months since I had my precious little girl. 5 months since I felt her little body move inside of my belly. 5 months since they placed her perfect tiny body in my arms.
I would give everything to go back to that moment in time. I would give everything to have her back in my arms once again.
Those memories of that early June morning will forever be imprinted on my heart.
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (The Message)
Your longing for heaven is good because it is an extension of your yearning for Me. The hope of heaven is meant to strengthen and encourage you, filling you with wondrous JOY. Many Christians have misunderstood this word hope, believing that it denotes wishful thinking. Nothing could be farther from the truth! As soon as I became your Savior, heaven became your ultimate destination. The phrase hope of heaven highlights the benefits you can enjoy even while remaining on earth. This hope keeps you spiritually alive during dark times of adversity; it brightens your path and heightens your awareness of My Presence. My desire is that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Calling