Mission Accomplished

I do not believe that Hans will suffer a loss of reward simply because his earthly life was short. His time here was relatively brief, but it was complete; therefore, there was no longer any reason for him to stay among us. Instead, it was ordained of God that Hans should continue his life in…… Continue reading Mission Accomplished

Is My Child in Heaven?

When just a small boy, God saved Hans from the penalty and power of sin, assuring him a place in Heaven based on faith in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. So, when we say we will see Hans again, our level of assurance is quite high. But what about the parent who does not have…… Continue reading Is My Child in Heaven?

The Resurrection and the Life

So, how can I be so confident that I will see my son again? Is it because he was “a good boy,” was “never in any trouble,” “was no worse than anyone else?” Is it because his family goes to church every Sunday and Hans never missed a meeting unless he was sick? Is it…… Continue reading The Resurrection and the Life

A Living Redeemer, A Sure Hope

This world holds few guarantees. Here’s One you can depend on. “Job was taught of God to believe in a living Redeemer; to look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come; he comforted himself with the expectation of these. Job was assured, that this Redeemer of sinners from…… Continue reading A Living Redeemer, A Sure Hope

What A Gathering

1. On that bright and golden morning, when the Son of Man shall come, And the radiance of His glory we shall see; When from ev’ry clime and nation He shall call His people home, What a gath’ring of the ransomed that will be! Refrain What a gath’ring, what a gath’ring, What a gath’ring of…… Continue reading What A Gathering

Trusting God With Our Departed Child’s Eternity

What if Jesus Christ is God, as He claimed, and you have no substantial reason to believe your child knew anything about Him or the Way of salvation? What if your child died while involved in sin? What if she emphatically rejected Jesus as her Savior? What if you fear your departed child is now…… Continue reading Trusting God With Our Departed Child’s Eternity

Death Loses

We live in a fallen world. People sin and people die. Yes, death and sin are still buzzing around but they are in their death throws. Because I belong to Jesus, neither death nor sin have power over me. By God’s grace, I can flee sin and pursue holiness. I still sin, but I am…… Continue reading Death Loses

Death is a Change of Place

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1 A believer’s last day is his best day! His dying-day is better than his birthday! This is a very sweet and useful truth to all believers. Death is a change of place. When a…… Continue reading Death is a Change of Place

Not Sure: What if My Departed Child is Lost?

  “What if all this stuff about Heaven and Hell is true?  What if I have no reason to believe my child knew anything about Jesus.  What if I failed to tell my child the most important thing in all the world?  What if my child is now eternally lost?  How can I ever live…… Continue reading Not Sure: What if My Departed Child is Lost?

God’s Promise For January 25

In response to a reader… “I chose this verse today because it expresses what I like to think my son may have been thinking in the moments before he left his body for Heaven.  Hans believed on Jesus as his Savior and Redeemer.  This means Hans was counting on nothing other than the fact that…… Continue reading God’s Promise For January 25

Not Sure: What if My Departed Child is Lost?

  “What if all this stuff about Heaven and Hell is true?  What if I have no reason to believe my child knew anything about Jesus.  What if I failed to tell my child the most important thing in all the world?  What if my child is now eternally lost?  How can I ever live…… Continue reading Not Sure: What if My Departed Child is Lost?

Revised Post: Sure

Experiencing the wrenching pain of child loss has helped me to recognize more fully that most grieving people have an intense need for hope, for assurance that they will someday be reunited with their loved ones. Assurance and hope based on facts leads to peace and can take the edge off grief when it threatens…… Continue reading Revised Post: Sure

God’s Promise For June 30, 2017

In response to a reader… “I chose this verse today because it expresses what I like to think my son may have been thinking in the moments before he left his body for Heaven.  Hans believed on Jesus as his Savior and Redeemer.  This means Hans was counting on nothing other than Jesus’ victory over…… Continue reading God’s Promise For June 30, 2017

Desires of a Mother’s Heart

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.   1 John 5:14-15 Every prayer I have ever uttered…… Continue reading Desires of a Mother’s Heart