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Apr 29, 2011

Death of a Little Child

Posted by Daddy on Apr 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

Death of a Little Child

By J. Vernon McGee

In Memory of


She was so small, but her influence was so great;
her life was short, but the memory of her is long.

“And Jesus called a little child unto him…” (Matthew 18:2)

“Let little children to come unto me, and forbid
them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:16)

Death of a Little Child

At the death of my firstborn, God gave me some words of comfort which I desire to pass on to parents and to loved ones of little ones who die. There is no sorrow quite so heartrending as the death of a little child. The image of the little one is written so indelibly upon the mind and heart that during the long watches of the night it appears on memory’s screen to haunt us. If the child lives long enough to walk and to talk, the faltering steps and childish prattle are like a lingering fragrance in the home that seems so strangely silent. The arms are empty, the eyes are filled with tears, and the heart is like a vacant house. Yet, there is no affliction for which God has provided such tender comfort and such sweet solace. He is “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3).

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