First Birthday in Heaven

October 7th, 2010 by chrislovescatherine

A year ago, Benjamin Riley was born into heaven. It was a sorrowful day for Chris and I, but I thank the Lord for the gifts He gave us on Benjamin’s birthday. He gave us peace, hope, friends and family, comfort, healing, and He gave us our son, to have and to hold for all eternity!

I’m sad and tearful not to be able to hold him and have a special birthday party today, but I am comforted that he is with my Beloved Lord, praising Him.

Rev. 12:11 has been on my heart the last few days.  “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” God is giving my family a testimony, and that testimony is powerful and effective against the enemy of our souls. The word of our testimony is formed in the fire and sharpened with iron making it quick and able to overcome.

Will we embrace our testimony with joy and thanksgiving to God, or will we push it away? The Lord didn’t. He asked God to take away the cup if He willed, but then He took up His cross. By the blood of the Lamb that was shed, we are overcomers.

In celebration of Benjamin’s life, I wanted to introduce you to my cousin Kate and her husband Casey. In just a few days, they will welcome home their new daughter, Ayla. She is coming home from the Ukraine, no longer an orphan! I am so happy to have a new cousin! Please pray for Casey and Kate, Ayla, and baby Chandler! God’s love for children just fills my heart with smiles. What a wonderful God – our Healer, our Father, and the Father to the fatherless!

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About Chris & Catherine

It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.