Sudden Infant Death

Sudden Infant Death

[I wrote this last year and hesitated to post it at the time. But on re-reading it I’ve decided to go ahead and put it out there. ]

God did not make death,
nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living…. 

For God formed man to be imperishable;
the image of his own nature he made him. 
But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world,
and they who are in his possession experience it.

Wisdom 1:13; 2:23-24.

No one scorns the haiku for being shorter than War and Peace
Nor scolds the daffodil for being briefer than a redwood
But this little life cut off so young
We mourn and cry “too soon too soon”.

Surely the Author knows when to end each tale

And yet
Jesus wept

So should we all
For in the beginning death was not

And though there is a plan perhaps for even this little sparrow’s fall
Still we cry
For we know that a sparrow was meant to fly.


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1 comment
  • Beautiful imagery and poignant thoughts. The connection to the Word is powerful, too. I am glad you shared this, but sad that your heart hurt so. Praying…