Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Dear Ones,

I had a very sad duty this week. A sweet grieving mama wrote a dear comment on this blog and though it made me sick to my stomach to think of hurting her, I had to delete the comment.

Why?

She had shared, in innocence I'm sure, a link to a site that taught things in direct opposition to the Word of God. Although I desperately wanted to comfort this mother instead of hurting her, as the owner and moderator of this site, I would be responsible if another grieving mother followed that link and instead of the truth, was deceived into believing a lie that would keep her from the true comfort of a relationship with God. The software won't let me edit comments or strip links, just accept or reject comments in their entirety.

So, if you comment, and don't see your comment appear - it may be that the software didn't notify me (I found five unmoderated comments today, some dating back to November that had not appeared when I moderated a couple of days ago!), but if you included a link, you may want to strip it off and repost, or email me to see if I had a concern.

God is faithful. He saves sinners. He loves His people. Even in the midst of great pain, He is there. He understands our griefs and our fears and doesn't leave us alone in them. How can we not love God when He sent His Son to die in our place; not because we deserved it, but because He loves us and desires us to be forgiven and right with Him. Don't be deceived by those who want to soothe away your conviction, trying to tell you that repentance is not necessary, that there are many ways to God. It is not true!

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through Me. John
14:6


Oh dear mamas, I know it is comforting to think, as some say, that our babies might be reincarnated and returned to us, but that is not the truth! The Bible tells us instead that each man lives on earth to die but one time, not reincarnated to die again and again.

27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the
judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of
many. Hebrews
9:27-28


My hope for our little ones is much, much better. Instead of being born into this fallen, sinful world, as King David said regarding the death of his infant son:

"And he said, "While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said,
'Who can tell whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?'
But now he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to
him, but he shall not return to me." 2
Samuel 12:22-23


My twins are in heaven, where the Lord God Himself comforts them and loves them. In His realm, there will be no more tears and no more death! Read about heaven, my friends, and understand that the truth is so much better than the lie.

So why do folks even teach things like reincarnation? Because they do not want to repent of their sins. They would rather think they can live life after life, gradually getting better until they get good enough for God. The Word says, though,

"There is none righteous, no, not one..." Romans
3:10


There is hope, though, for those willing to repent and believe:

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in
us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." I
John 1


If you want to see your little ones again, repent of your sins and believe in Jesus - that His death paid the price for your sins. That's the real hope.

5 comments:

AJU5's Mom said...

You have said this very well. When we lost our child to miscarriage a year and a half ago, I found a "flair" on Facebook that I love. It says:
"God, I never got to hold my baby and tell him about You. So, can you hold him and tell him about me?"

To this day, it brings both comfort and tears to read that. But, I know where that child is, and I am happy he/she doesn't have to face this world.

Deedee said...

AMEN! Thanks for sharing this Melanie and it is good to hear from you too.......it's been a looong time. :o) Hope you are all doing well. - Deedee

Melanie said...

AJU5's Mom --

What an awesome way to put it. Makes me cry, too!

{{{hugs}}}

Much love,
Melanie

Abigail said...

I came across your blog from a link and I'm very happy to see a blog that dedicated in helping women with experience in miscarriage. There are always chances in getting pregnant after miscarriage.

Anna Burgess said...

Hi, I would love to share this website with you to share only if you feel appropriate. www.godinmygrief.com
I shall not be offended if you delete this comment! I too lost a baby boy this year at 17 weeks pregnant, and I felt God asking me to set up a website to share my testimony. Perhaps you would like to have a look at it. My prayer is that it would be an encouragement to others.
God bless,
Anna Burgess