The Last Words
of Mary Winslow (Theology for Girls).
from the church father Ignatius. For Ignatius,
martyrdom was part of a defense of the faith. Abounding at this time were heretical gnostic teachings, and the specific teaching of Docetism stated that Christ did not suffer and die. By his example of martyrdom, Ignatius could provide a defense for the reality of his faith.
(The Upward Call)
On Losing a Baby
Lisa Blanco shares a few great truths that give comfort, starting with “the Lord does not delight in wickedness.”
It was not wicked for the Lord to take our son. The Lord does not delight in wickedness or evil, his Word tells us in Psalm 5:4. His Word in Psalm 89:14 tells us that his throne is actually built on a foundation of righteousness and justice. I think this is how we can grieve well, when we long to take care and hold our son, to remember God’s foundation of righteousness in all that he does as we grieve in a world of sin and death. Somehow, in the death of our son, God will show us a greater picture of his goodness. Somehow, for our good, this is going to make us look more like his Son, Jesus.
(The Gospel Coalition Blog)