Praise The God Who Gives and Takes Away …

by Jody Narantic on August 13, 2012

Some days our troubles really aren’t all that important …

Yesterday I came across a Facebook page asking for prayers for a family.  The request for prayers was for the family of a 20 year old woman who lost her life while giving birth to her son.  It absolutely broke my heart.  I don’t know this couple or family but I sat and read all of the outpouring of love and prayers.  Many from strangers that read about their story online.

Through their photographs it told an unspoken story, a young couple so very much in love with so much to look forward to.

Their story … Prayers For The Marlowe Family

From there I ended on the girls personal Facebook page …

What appeared as her last entry ~ about a week prior to her passing ~ she posted this …

As the thunder rolls, I barely hear You whisper through the rain ” I’m with you” and as your mercy falls, I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away..

And I’m absolutely speechless …


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 CDGardens August 13, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Thank you for sharing….


2 Jody Narantic August 15, 2012 at 5:23 am

CDGardens, you are very welcome!


3 gretchen August 14, 2012 at 4:27 am

dear friend… are such a wise and compassionate woman. Thank you for sharing such a moving story and reminding us that there are still good and decent people out there who can care about strangers.


4 Jody Narantic August 15, 2012 at 5:23 am

Gretchen, there truly are a lot of good people out there.


5 Kathleen Gallagher August 15, 2012 at 5:19 am

Thank you Jody for reminding me what’s important in life. I thought I was having a crappy day but this puts things back in perspective for sure. I will keep my family in my prayers as well.


6 Jody Narantic August 15, 2012 at 5:26 am

Kathleen, it is a good reminder that sometimes our troubles aren’t all that important.


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