Friday, August 7, 2009

Victory over death

Heather and I have received many condolences to "remember Micah fondly." We greatly appreciate the condolences, and we will certainly remember our Micah fondly. However, these memories in themselves are not the source of our hope. If memories were our only consolation in death, then death would certainly be the victor over us and our son. But memories of our son are not our only hope. Our only hope for victory over death is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 says,
"When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

A close friend of mine explained to me that after he lost a family member unexpectedly, the prospect of his own death was far more palatable. In death, not only could he embrace Jesus face to face, but he could also reunite with his family member. For me, now that Micah has passed away, my desire for Heaven has increased significantly.

I have wonderful memories of Micah during his 9 short months on earth. But they are no substitute for the walks, the play time, the story time and the meal time that I have already missed with my son over the past 2 weeks. If I live another 45 years on earth, I live in the hope that these 45 years would pass quickly. I will live in hope that through Jesus Christ, I will see my son again.


  1. I am so sorry to learn of the death of your sweet boy Micah. I too lost my son Calvin at six days old to complications from open heart surgery. It's amazing how such a terrible pain can shake even the strongest faith in God. I have struggled with my relationship with the Lord since losing my son, the only light being the hope that I will see him in Heaven some day. My hope for you is that you remain strong in your faith during your grief, and that your marriage continues to be loving and supportive in the wake of your tragedy. My husband and I have struggled through our loss but are hoping to come out ok in the end. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family, no one knows or can understand the depth and breadth of your pain unless they too have lived through the loss of a child. If I may, there is a website for bereaved parents that I have found wonderful support in, If you feel up to it, please take the time to visit and discuss your loss, you will find tremendous support there. Many hugs, Margaret

  2. Our family chain is broken now, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.