As I wrote yesterday about the pain in the world around us, the Farley family in Nashville was weighing on my heart. Over the last couple of days I have followed the story of the delivery of their little girl, Copeland. Copeland has a chromosomal defect that means her time on this Earth will be very short.
As I have read the postings of this incredible couple I have been touched by a picture of what REAL faith looks like as it endures the fiery trial of losing a child. You will not be depressed as you read their story. Instead you will find yourself challenged. Would I pass this test? Could I truly, wholeheartedly trust God when one of my most precious Earthly loves were going to be lost?
Join me in prayer for them as they live out an incredible testimony of courage and faith.
They get it, ya'll.
Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
At best, each of us is but a breath.
Psalm 39:4-5 (New Living Translation)