Reflections on a still birth

Here’s a moving reflection from Peter Sanlon on the death of his first child while still in the womb.

Our baby boy was given the name we always intended for him – Calvin. Small enough to hold in your hand, he is infinitely precious. Somehow, we know that his all too brief life, was lived for the glory of God. Little Calvin was named after one of the great theologians – John Calvin, born 500 years ago. Our baby Calvin is now a greater theologian than any person on earth; for he sees God face to face, rather than by faith …

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them.” Psalm 139:16 As I mourn with my wife the loss of baby Calvin, we humble ourselves beneath the sovereign timing of God’s gracious hand, and praise him that all his books are masterpieces. It just breaks our hearts that some of his books are so tragically short.

Read the whole thing here.