Skip to comments.My ten year-old nephew died today
Posted on 03/24/2013 12:07:58 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
I hesitated to do this, because I know it's not right to post and run. However, I will check this thread first thing in the morning and reply. because I'm going to try to get some sleep. I just was hoping for some prayers sent out for my ten year-old nephew who died today.
He had cancer, which spread to from his adrenal gland to his lungs, then to his brain. My sister, who lives in Wisconsin, called the ambulance yesterday; James slipped into a coma, which I learned early this a.m. At around 3, our family spoke to him (my husband, my daughter and son, and myself) to wish him goodbye. He died about 30 minutes later.
She called me at around 6 to tell me; I had some work to do at 6:30, which is unimportant.
At this point, I feel that my faith is a little shaken. I wear a Cross every day, and I was praying for him. Now I wonder, where is he? I felt so sure before, that the soul lives on, but now I don't know. And what can I do for my sister? She lives so far away.
Anyway, I felt I had to reach out, even though I am exhausted. I will try to sleep, and will reply tomorrow. I guess I'm asking now if for prayers for a ten year-old boy who will never know what's it's like to fall in love and have a family.
I don't understand why God takes the innocent.
How terrible. Prayers for the family, including you.
My prayers go out to you and your family. I know what it’s like to lose a child. You never get over it.
God bless you and your family.
This is such a sad post :-(
The only thing that could comfort in such a situation is faith in something larger than ourselves... and the knowledge that although he is absent from us here, that he lives on and is safe. The utter despair for someone who had no faith at all is incomprehensible... how could you soldier on without anything to comfort you?
Prayers up for everyone touched by this....
Prayers for James and you all.
I’m sorry for your loss. However, prayers for your nephew would be misplaced at this point - he has passed from this life, and his soul is in the hands of God. Prayers now cannot change his eternal fate, and so we can only hope that he knew Christ as his Savior.
What we can do, however, is pray for the family - pray for peace and comfort, and pray that somehow even this tragedy can provide a witness to others, reminding them that none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. Today is the day of salvation - we cannot wait until tomorrow, because tomorrow may be too late.
I will be praying for your family.
Perhaps to spare them from Hell on earth?
There is no more perilous time to be a living child than now. It will only get exponentially worse in the near future.
Logan’s Prayer Warriors...
Thank you, 2ndDivisionVet. I appreciate your service, and your posts. :) You contribute a lot to the FR community.
God is so great, time itself is not important to him. God can undo the past to correct pain and suffering, and eventually does. I believe this completely. Hang in there.
When Adam and Eve was driven from the Garden, disease is made part of the human existence. Disease will take the innocent as well as the guilty. The price for the fruit of knowledge is disease, aging and struggle with hunger. Birth will be painful for women. Therefore do not rack your mind with why he was taken. Some of the answers to your questions is in the Old Testament. Not everything in the OT is nullified by the New Testament. Those who make it to Heaven assume a heavenly form or a form with no inequities (no signs of disease and age). Hope this provides some insight to what happen.
“I know what its like to lose a child. You never get over it.”
I don’t see how you can get over it; my parents lost a premature son and they certainly didn’t. They never even marked his grave; this is a job I’ll have to do next time I’m in Chicago.
I’m sorry for the loss in your family. It is so devastating. My prayers are with you.
I am sorry for your loss and will pray for your nephew, for your sister, and for you. Words of sympathy and expressions of faith can only seem flimsy when weighed against the death of a child. I am confident though that your nephew is at peace and that, in the course of time, you and your sister will be with him again.
Your nephew knew plenty of love for more than ten years, which is more than many children receive from their parents or anybody else. Our Lord took the ultimate suffering upon Himself that we might be saved. Your nephew has been able to meet Love Himself, On who wants him saved more than any of us do.
“I don’t understand why God takes the innocent.”
It is a hard thing for us to understand, that we are all under the curse of death due to original sin, if not our own. Compared to most of the people you have known, the little feller may have been quite innocent. Yet he must have sinned, at least sometimes. We all do.
Focus rather on the goodness of God, in that He made a way for your nephew to be forgiven and be reconciled to God; and that if this little boy indeed trusted in Jesus for salvation, he is indeed saved. As are all those who confess their need for a Savior, and put their trust in Him.
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3
As for where is he now? Assuming he looked in childish faith to Christ, he is where the thief on the cross is, certainly.
“Then he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.
And Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23: 42-44
Prayers for your nephew, and for the comfort and consolation of you and your family.
Julie, he is heaven. God is not an intellectual discussion. He is your faith and your soul and in your heart.
Bless this little boy, his family and yours. Prayers are being said.
I hope that G-d grants you peace and allows the suffering of you and your family over your loss to diminish with the passage of time. Perhaps you can also contribute to charitable causes to honor his memory.
May God comfort you and your loved ones in knowing that James is now whole and very happy.
That’s what Easter is all about. Because Christ is risen, those who know Him as Savior will live eternally. Death has lost its sting.
“The only thing that could comfort in such a situation is faith in something larger than ourselves... and the knowledge that although he is absent from us here, that he lives on and is safe. The utter despair for someone who had no faith at all is incomprehensible... how could you soldier on without anything to comfort you?
Prayers up for everyone touched by this....”
Thank you. I insisted that we attend church tomorrow. I guess when your faith is at is lowest is the time you need to be there. :)
Your post reminds me of one of my favorite songs, Alison Kraus’ (sp?) song the Lord being her shield. It’s beautiful. Okay, getting to bed and up early to get to church and pray for my be beautiful little nephew.
I will respond later to everyone else, but I have no doubt that your thoughts and prayers were heard, and James is now in the loving arms of the Lord.