Monday, August 31, 2009

Thought for the day...

I just can't not share this.

"Suppose you are a gardener employed by another; it is not your garden, but you are called upon to tend it... You come one morning into the garden, and you find that the best rose has been taken away. You are angry; you go to your fellow servants and charge them with having taken the rose.
They will declare that they had nothing at all to do with it; and one says, 'I saw the master walking here this morning; I think he took it' Is the gardener angry then? No, at once he says, 'I am happy that my rose should have been so fair as to attract the attention of the master. It is his own: he hath taken it; let him do what seemeth him good.'"

It is even so with your friends. They wither not by chance; the grave is not filled by accident; men die according to God's will. Your child is gone, but the master took it; your husband is gone, your wife buried - the Master took them; thank him that he let you have the pleasure of caring for them and tending them while they were here, and thank him that as he gave, he Himself has taken away."

- Charles Spurgeon



  1. Love, love, love this! Thank you for sharing! Still thinking of you and praying for you and your family!

  2. How powerful and so true! It was great seeing you and Lyla look so beautiful!

  3. I'm speechless, and in awe of the grace with which you handle each day. I know there are moments, and there will be many more, but you are a beautiful picture of God's grace and mercy. To God be the glory.

  4. I love that Linds...

  5. Lindsey,
    thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. The day you wrote the poem out it would have been Kayla's 21st birthday. Craig and I will continue to pray for your precious family. Your grace and honesty must touch a lot of people.
    God bless,
    Shelly Wilkins
    ( If you have a chance listen to the song " A visitor from Heaven" by Twila Paris) it's so beautiful. I had the honor of singing this song at a little babies memorial service. It really touched my heart and was comforting.

  6. It is so hard to feel the way he describes because as parents we feel that our children are ours. I constantly have to remind myself that Caleb and Cole are not my babies. I tell myself to be happy that Caleb has no idea what pain is, has never known anything other than the presence of the Lord and is now with the best baby-sitter I could ever ask for. It is still hard but it gives me some peace.
    Your all in my prayers,
    Lauren Hatch