Unplanned surprise suddenly expecting.
We embraced the life that was growing within
But God knew we would never
hold this child in our arms
hear her laughter
see her smile.
We had moved our family, prepared a place
of her arrival
Only to find
She would never come home.
A child unborn
Yet how deeply she moved our hearts.
I wonder sometimes as I look around
Who is born and who is stillborn.
Kicking and stretching – showing signs of life
Moving towards the moment of birth
Jesus has gone to prepare a place
Yet they will never come home.
I understand now
The tears we shed for our Bethany
are but an echo of
the tears our Lord sheds for