Summary: This is a funeral message for a precious girl who had serious issues in the womb, but her mom choose life. She died 1 hour and 1 minute after birth.
On behalf of Kyle and Kelly and the family - I would like to both welcome you and thank you for being here to honor the life of LORELAI FAITH.
And let me say, that you have no idea how much your presence today, means to them.
UNDERSTAND - the family will never forget they you took the time and made the effort to be here tonight.
NOW - what I’d like to do at this time is to read some from God’s word – AND - my reason for doing this is because the Word of God is powerful - it is living and it is active.
And God says of His word in Isaiah 55
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater. So is my word that goes out from my mouth; It will not return to me empty BUT will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Is 55:11,12
AND LISTEN – I am really convinced (as I always am) that God’s Word has a purpose for us tonight in this room.
HAS – a purpose for you, and a purpose for me.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand. And when I wake up, you are still with me! - Psalm 139:13-18
About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”
Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me… Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father. Matthew 18:1-14
The LORD gave me this message “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.
– Jeremiah 1:4,5
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
MY GOD – bless the reading of His word.
At this time I would like for us to stand and sing two songs.
Two songs that are foundational to the hope, peace and comfort that we can have even in the most trying of times.
It Is Well
Lorelai Faith Haney was born on September 5th, 2018.
And she went home to the arms of Jesus 1 hour and 1 minute later… Kyle and Kelly’s time with her (though powerful) was much, much, much too short.
NOW UNDERSTAND – Lorelai’s journey did not begin on 9/5/2018…
INSTEAD – it began the minute that our great, good and sovereign God began to knit her in Kelly’s womb.
AS TO WHY - God choose the path that He did for Lorelai I do not profess to know or understand.
BUT – here are a few things that I do know…
I know that…
• Lorelai was tough,