For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
He will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. - Revelation 7:17
Can't you just see them there? Those twenty precious souls, holding hands, sitting by the streams of living water. It's so hard to find any joy or hope in these dark days, but I'm clinging to this- Jesus came. Emmanuel. God with us. He came in the darkness to bring light. He came to be the Passover Lamb, so that death would not touch us. And although those sweet babes met their earthly death way way WAY too soon and in an unthinkable way, my Jesus leads them now... where their pain and fear is not even a memory and their tears are wiped away.
May God's inexplicable peace and comfort wash over their parents and hold them close. I only know a tiny fraction of what they're feeling, remembering the physical pain of excruciating grief and the unimaginable heaviness of suddenly empty arms. May He comfort their broken hearts and with time, lead them to new hope, new joy, and wipe away their countless tears.
Heal their broken hearts, Lord. Bind their wounds. Hold them close.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. - Psalm 147:3
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. - Psalm 18:2