The loss of an infant is one of life’s greatest heartbreaks.  When the hopes and dreams for your child have been shattered by premature death, the pain is so great.  However, God’s Word brings hope, comfort and healing for this difficult loss.


David, who is described as a man after God’s own heart, agonized in prayer when his young child was critically ill.  Upon the death of his son, David found comfort in the knowledge that he would one day be reunited with him.  He expressed his hope and belief in II Samuel 12:23 “I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me.”


There is also comfort in knowing that God knows your child, loves your child, and welcomes your child.  Jeremiah 1:5 says “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”  Isaiah 49:16 assures us “I have engraved you on the palm of my hand.”  In Mark 10:15 we find the words “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me for of such is the kingdom of heaven’.”


Psalm 145:17 tells us that “The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and loving toward all he has made.” And in Romans 8:28 that “We know all things work together for good.”


We pray that you cling to the promise found in 1 Peter 1:3-4 “In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope…kept in heaven for you.”  God bless you as you rest in the comfort that your child rests in the hands of God.