Yesterday we received the bad news that we will not be having a baby in April. Stephanie started to have some bleeding this weekend, so she went to a doctor. He performed and ultrasound and discovered the baby stopped developing. It isn't an easy day to be happy in the Huston household, but we are working on being transformed in the mind. We have a little extra joy in God's provision of Evie. We are able to say "The Lord gives and he takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." We know this is in God's hands and there is nothing we could have done to prevent it, so we know it is for the best. Praise God!

This is one of those days that I wish I believed in children's salvation by their parents. You know the belief that because I am a Christian my children will go to heaven. Unfortunately I don't believe that. I believe little Pele was a child of Adam, inheriting his sinfulness and under God's wrath, from the moment of conception. I like to think God has a special provision for babies...but I have absolutely no scriptural basis for that. And that is my biggest source of grief in this all--my 10 week old, unborn baby could be in hell right now.


mrs. r said...

Tex, I'm so sorry to hear. We'll pray for you guys. I hope Stephanie's feeling ok, I know that tends to be unenjoyable to go through physically as well as emotionally.

Radman said...

Hey Jer, very, very sorry to hear about your child bro. I will be praying that the Father make his presence known to you and his warm arms wrapped around you sensible. Deeply sad for you guys.

As to your theological grief, Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven belongs to the little ones. Mt 19:14. One can argue that while children are born with a sin nature (the propensity to sin), they are still righteous until that first sin; that is, they have not fulfilled that nature until their first sin.

Mrs T. said...

Jeremy and Stephanie -

Kevin and I were so sad to hear the news of the miscarriage. We are praying for your family.