Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Playing with Puppies in Heaven...


Little Layla Grace went to Heaven yesterday morning...to play with the angels (and lots of puppies, I hope).

Her parent's last post "Still Praying" will bring you to tears and to your knees. I hope you will consider making a 7.5" x 7.5" square for Layla's quilt - click link at right for more information.

Keep these words close when nothing makes sense (thanks to Layla's parents for sharing their daughter's story and these verses with all of us):

2 Corninthians 4:7-12, 16-18

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

3 comments:

  1. Can we please continue this? Im getting some really wonderful, heartbreaking squares. I felt an immediate connection with Layla's family, but I know she is not the only child with a life threatening disease. I'd love to take this a step further and reach more people.

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  2. Our deepest sympathies go out to Layla's family, we will keep her in our thoughts.

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  3. My deepest sympathies are with her family. They will continue to be in my prayers, my heart, and my thoughts.

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