In a recent article, Dr. Frank Turek writes of a couple who recently lost their newborn child. As the father of two young girls myself, I can only imagine the pain and anguish that this couple has experienced.
What struck me most in the article was Anna's (the mother) words after finding out that her newborn daughter, Caroline, had gone on to be with the Lord:
“I was so thankful that I didn’t have the added burden of questioning my belief and faith in God. And that’s because I hadn’t made the decision based on tradition or emotion. I had a faith that stood upon reasonable evidence.” [Emphasis mine].
This greatly underscores the importance of understanding what you believe and why you believe it. Feelings are ever changing; however, that which is true never changes. As Norman Geisler has said, "The unexamined faith is not worth living." I would add that the "unexamined faith will most often fail us when our hearts our broken."
As a result of their eternal hope, Neil and Anna were able to say “We know where sweet baby Caroline is, and we will see her again.” Amen.
Anna and her husband Neil also have an apologetics ministry entitled No Blind Faith. Their goal is to "move from superstitious religion to rational faith."
You can checkout their ministry here. They offer numerous resources including sermons, articles, talks, Bible studies, and cult answers.
You may also read the rest of Neil and Anna's story here.
May God give each of us such a measure of faith.
Courage and Godspeed,