Psalm 127:3, “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” You were a special gift from God, given to our home, to our family, for eight weeks this summer. Though we never got to meet you, you played a vital role in each of our lives. We are so grateful for you! But, as your name proclaims, our gracious Father called you over Jordan before us. You have gone on to glory, there to await us until His perfect timing when we will all be united forever. But during your life, the Lord used you to teach and remind us of many important truths.
Through you, we experienced yet again the indescribable joy of new life! We were delighted to find out that you were on the way. A new sibling, a new member of the Team, baby #11…
Through you, we realized just how uncomplaining and patient our darling mother is as she went through the early stages of pregnancy.
Because of you, we watched the Lord illuminate Mommy’s face with the glowing light that only a woman with child can wear.
We saw the beauty of letting God control the womb.
We were taught again to trust unconditionally in the loving, Sovereign hand of God in all circumstances.
We felt the pain of death and loss, but also felt the growth, grace, inexpressible joy, and deepened sense of God’s presence that always follows.
We understood just how blessed we are that we had never experienced miscarriage before.
We were further prepared for our futures as, Lord willing, fathers and mothers.
We tasted the sweetness of the friendship and love of other believers during a trial.
We were drawn closer together as a family, as a Team.
Our realm of ministry was broadened. “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we are comforted of God.” II Cor. 1:3-4
We were given yet another reason to look forward to Heaven with great anticipation!
Our hearts, our lives, our characters, our experiences, our trust in God… all were stretched and strengthened by your life. Though the pain is still felt, the results are of eternal significance, and for this, we, your siblings, are eternally grateful. We praise the Lord for your little life. Isaiah 43: 7, “For I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” Baby Jordan, you were created for the glory of God, and your life purpose has been fulfilled. Soli Deo Gloria!
We love you, Jordan!