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Summary: This is a sermon for the funeral of a Baby. It gives hope, help, and comfort to the parents and other family and friends.

Funeral for a Baby

Isaiah 55:6-13

I. The Hurt…

A. I know of no hurt like that of a child

taken in death.

B. It hurts because it seems unfair.

Isa. 55:8 For my thoughts are not your

thoughts,neither are your ways my ways, saith

the LORD.

1. Only the Lord knows why He would

take a child

2. He may or may not reveal the reason

to us.

3. Don’t try to place blame or find


4. Don’t be angry with God.

C. It hurts because we don’t understand.

Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than

the earth, so are my ways higher than your

ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

1. God is omnipotent

2. He knows all.

3. He is good…all the time

4. His reasons may not even be

understood by our finite minds.

D. He is the great physician, and though it

may hurt deeply now, He will bring healing.

1. The hurt may continue for a while.

2. It may never completely go away.

3. It is there to remind us of what

time we had, little though it may


II. The Help

A. He does not leave us without help.

Isa. 55:1 Seek ye the LORD while he

may be found,

B. Seek the Lord

1. For comfort

John 14:18 I will not leave you

comfortless: I ;will come to you.

-He is called the “God of all comfort”

in 1 Corinthians 1:3

2. For courage

Josh. 1:9Have not I commanded thee? Be

strong and of a good courage; be not

afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for

the LORD thy God is with thee

whithersoever thou goest.

3. For strength

Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of

good courage, and he shall strengthen

thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD

4. For peace

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my

peace I give unto you: not as the

world giveth, give I unto you. Let not

your heart be troubled, neither let it

be afraid.

5. For wisdom

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom,

let him ask of God, that giveth to all

men liberally, and upbraideth not; and

it shall be given him.

C. Call on Him.

Isa. 55:1 Seek ye the LORD while he may be

found, call ye upon him while he is near:

1. God is near…

2. Call upon him, he will hear, and he

will help.

Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and

strength, a very present help in


III. The Hope

The hope is found in the Word of God

Isaiah 55:11-12

A. We have the account of David in

2 Samuel 12 that gives us hope.

1. The baby had been sick and David

would not eat, he “lay all night

upon the earth.”

2. His friends tried to cheer him

up. “but he would not”

3. When the child died, David got up,

dressed up he went to church, and

began to eat.

4. When they asked him why, he


2 Sam 12:22-23 And he said, While the

child was yet alive, I fasted and

wept: for I said, Who can tell

whether GOD will be gracious to

me,that the child may live? But now

he is dead, wherefore should I fast?

can I bring him back again? I shall

go to him, but he shall not return

to me.

5. This verse teaches us two things.

a. Babies go right to heaven.

b. You can go to heaven too.

B. There is hope for you as well

It is found only in trusting the Lord.

John 14:1-6

God can heal the hurt

God can give you help

God can give you hope

Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

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