Wednesday, August 24, 2011

prayers for our friends

my heart is breaking today for our friends, jon and bethany meacham. we have known them since our college days at the university of kentucky, and jon was one of ryan's groomsmen in our wedding. we have had the joy of walking alongside them in recent months as they strive to adopt a little boy and a little girl from the democratic republic of the congo.

unfortunately, after having a referral for a little boy fall through a couple months ago, they also got the terrible news last night that their referred daughter passed away 4 days ago. i can only imagine the pain and heartbreak that they are going through, as they will now no longer get to bring this sweet child into their family. however, the Lord is more than faithful and i know He is sustaining them through this heartbreak.

if you think of it, please stop by their blog and read their post regarding their loss. it was such an encouragement to me to see that despite this trying time, they are walking out their faith by leaning into the Lord and choosing to continue to trust Him. please lift them up as they grieve.

“for i am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -romans 8:38