Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Prayers for Carson's Family

Last week some very sweet friends lost their grandbaby, son, and nephew. Little Carson was only 6 weeks old when a tragedy took him from this world while on vacation. Today is his funeral, and this family needs our prayers more than ever. I cannot even imagine what they must be feeling or going through. I coached cheerleading with Carson's grandma a few years ago, and had the chance to get to know this family better. Their family has remained so strong in their faith through this horrible situation. I'm so glad that God doesn't call us to understand his ways, he just calls us to trust them.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

That peace that he's talking about right there doesn't come from wrapping your head around the "why?" we tend to ask. It comes from completely relying that God knows what he's doing. He knew from the very day Carson was conceived that he would live a short life, even when no one else did.

So what can YOU do to help? A friend of the family created a website called  Someone generously donated postcards and stamps to be printed with messages from people around the world. It's completely free for you to do, so please, please send them a letter of encouragement. If you have money to donate to Carson's last medical costs, I know that would be a great burden lifted off of them.

Most of all, pray for them. This little boy was the first son, grandbaby, and nephew. This has hit their family so hard. I cannot even imagine going through this with one of my nephews or nieces. They need prayers and encouragement. Grief does not end with burial.

Thank you so much in advance!

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