I have to admit that I have struggled since Friday night with the “why” of things. I have never seen a child more loved or wanted than little Harper Brown Stamps. There has been such joy and anticipation as the days have drawn near for her to enter this world. And then, after a seemingly easy labor, Harper’s birth was anything but easy.
As a few days have gone by, I can see things a bit more clearly. I’ve witnessed, as you all have, the way the Stamps/Martin family has responded in faith – even in the midst of their pain. It’s a beautiful thing.
Yesterday, a high school friend of mine sent me an email with this video attached. It really moved me, because I’d been asking “Why Harper? She’s special! This family is special.” I love what God reveals to this 13 year old boy …
Today, I’m not asking “why” so much. I know that I may never know why, but I do know that God understands what is going on, He is holding Harper is His arms, and He has a greater purpose in Harper’s life… and He will get the glory!
“The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.” (Lamentations 3:25)