My Lord, the baby is dead!
Why, my Lord, dare I ask why?
It will not hear the whisper of the wind
or see the beauty of its parents' face.
it will not see the beauty of Your creation
or the flame of a sunrise.
Why, my Lord?
"Why, My child, do you ask 'why'?
Well, I will tell you why.
You see, the child lives.
Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne.
Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty, he sees My face.
He was created and lived a short time
so the image of his parents imprinted on his face
may stand before Me as their personal intercessor.
He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth.
He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess.
My ways are not the ways of man.
I create for My Kingdom
and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom
that could not be filled by another.
He was created for My joy and his parents' merits.
He has never seen pain or sin.
He has never felt hunger or pain.
I breathed a soul into a seed,
made it grow and called it forth."
I am humbled before you, my Lord,
for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love.
I speak as a fool, forgive me.
I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death.
I thank You for the life that began for so short a time
to enjoy so long an Eternity.
Almighty and Eternal God,
Give me, I beseech You,
the great gift of inward peace.
Command the winds and storms
of my unruly passions.
Subdue, by Your grace,
my proneness to love
created things too much.
Give me a love of suffering for Your sake.
make me forbearing and kind to others,
that I may ... continue reading
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