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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Prayers for Layla Grace's Family
Some of you already know this but the little girl, Layla Grace, who I referenced in my post a few weeks ago, passed away yesterday morning. Unfortunately, her mom and dad spent the last two weeks watching Layla die and very slow and painful death. So, while we all grieve with this family because of their loss, we can also rejoice in the fact that Layla is "playing with the angels" as her mom said. She is no longer in pain, she is no longer stuck in a body overtaken by cancer. She is free. She is whole and she is in the most wonderful place - our minds cannot even fathom it! But, Layla has 2 older sisters. One who is 9 and one who is 3. Please pray for this family as they begin a whole new journey on a very lonely road called loss. No one ever wants to travel that road. Especially when it's the loss of your 2 year old daughter.
If you've read this blog, you know I believe in prayer. I believe our prayers make a difference. I believe it's one of the greatest gifts we can give someone else at anytime we choose! Because, I believe God hears. I believe He listens. And, I believe he loves. He cares deeply for His children - which includes me and you. He hurts when we hurt and wants to comfort us. So, I'm asking. Would you please pray for this family? It only takes a moment and I truly believe your prayers can bring God's peace and comfort to them.
Some of you may ask: if God is God, if God loves us & desires to comfort us, & hurts when we hurt, why would he let poor Layla die of cancer? I am not a theologian and I'm almost afraid to even "go there" for fear of the judgement of those who are, but I will. Just not now. I have Bible study in a few moments and don't have the time right now! But, I will. Because I, too, have asked this question. I'll be happy to share what I've learned. Stay tuned...
All my thanks and love,
Posted by WhitneyB at 8:41 AM