Remembering Molly, Honoring God
Just one year and two days ago, on June 13, 2008, my daughter Rebecca and her husband Jake welcomed their firstborn, a seven-pound baby girl who lived only seven days. As we mark the anniversary of Molly’s birth and death, Rebecca and I proudly announce the introduction of a book that tells her beautiful story and the bigger story God was telling through her life, A Symphony in the Dark.
It was a hard but very healing journey to write this book, reliving the grief, the joys, the anguish, the loss. What we have discovered over the last year is the vast number of couples who have been through similar losses from miscarriages, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and other kinds of medical conditions that take the lives of so many children. Sadly, the death of infants and children is far too common.
There is a wonderful verse in Isaiah speaking of the new heaven and new earth to come which says, “No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days” (65:20). There is hope that God will make things right one day because He knows life on earth now is not as He intended.
This week FamilyLife Today is featuring a week-long series of broadcasts about Molly, which will include audio clips from the videos that were taken during Molly’s week of life. Bob Lepine, co-host of the broadcast says, “It’s the best radio we’ve ever produced.” That’s quite a compliment.
So I invite you to join us in listening to Molly’s story and worship with us as you hear God’s song being sung in the background of all that happened. And more than likely you know someone who might benefit from our book, A Symphony in the Dark. All of us long to help those who experience loss. Perhaps this book would provide a word of encouragement to those you know who are grieving. That is our prayer.