This meditation on the death of a baby is rich in the hope of the Gospel. I came across this today online and wanted to pass it on.This is a message that John Piper preached for the funeral of a baby boy named Owen Glenn Shramek. Listen to this quote from one of the meditations in the sermon:
"God's designs for Owen were decided before he was born. He would exist for the glory of God. Ten minutes of that work was on the earth. The rest will be in heaven. None of us can even begin to estimate the magnitude of either. Who knows what has been set in motion on earth by the birth and death and life of Owen Shramek. It would be wild and unwarranted folly to think he has not changed the world." - John Piper
On July 27, 2013 I lost the privilege of seeing my baby niece here on earth but I gained the privilege of having the confident assurance that I will one day worship Jesus in heaven with her.
My hope in sharing this is that it will be a source of encouragement and hope for those who have experienced the pain of losing a loved one. Click the link below to read the whole sermon.