My first cousin’s baby girl of 5 died in a tragic accident Saturday night. She was traveling with her mom on freeway when a truck, heading in the wrong direction and in the wrong lane, collided head on with her car. It is hard to write this but I wanted to share the story of what had happened. After visiting her in the hospital the mother, thanks be to God, is alright. It is a miracle that she survived.
What is ironic and how emotional was the fact that just before the accident the five-year-old who died, Amber, just asked her mom, “What does God look like?” Amber's mom, Michelle, said I don't know but you'll find out some day. Her baby girl did find out that same day.
Michelle had surgery and all went well. Please keep her and her husband and the Queen family in your prayers as this is a big struggle although there is some comfort as they are believers and know their baby girl, Amber, is in heaven today. Just before the accident, Amber was just asking Michelle “What does God look like?” Amber's mom, Michelle, said I don't know but you'll find out some day.
Marvin Queen is my first cousin. Also, pray for Marvin's neighbor. They lost their 2 year old toddler yesterday and they are taking it very hard. Marvin knows CPR but he was unable to revive the toddler yesterday. Marvin had a very rough 24 hours. Thank you.
The biggest difference with believers is that they have the promise of seeing their baby again and that babies, young children, infants, and toddler that die go straight into the presence of the Lord. Paul says in I Thessalonians 4:13, “Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.” Second Samuel 12:23 assures us that these ones so young and tender and all so innocent go to heaven as David said after his and Bathsheba‘s baby dies, “…now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”
My cousin knows that she will see her daughter again since she is a believer in Christ Jesus. Yes, it is still incredibly painful and there will be so much grief and it is hard to write this, but Amber's mother knows that she will see her again some day in heaven. I asked your prayers for their family and ours. I still cried when she told me this but she wanted me to share this knowledge; that she can say with assurance; “My darling knows what God looks like now…my baby went to heaven last night”.