God Used a Tiny Baby

Thank you to those mentioned here, and to the many others who have taken time to send their encouragement. Writing is how I best process my grief {and every other human emotion}, and to hear that God is using Aliza’s story in good ways is a blessing to this Mommy’s heart. May her short life and our own lives pour out the love that Christ so graciously pours into us.

Thank you to those mentioned here, and to the many others who have taken time to send their encouragement. Writing is how I best process my grief {and every other human emotion}, and to hear that God is using Aliza’s story in good ways is a blessing to this Mommy’s heart. May her short life and our own lives pour out the love that Christ so graciously pours into us.

God used a tiny baby to change my life.

To teach me the depth of a mother’s love.

To show me how that kind of love runs deep. So deep it hurts.

He used a tiny baby to break my heart for what breaks His.

I felt it a great honor to meet you and talk to you. I feel that the Lord brought us together because He wanted you to know the impact your baby is having all around the world. She is changing lives! - Dorothy

God used a tiny baby to teach me that I am not in control.

That the dreams I dream and the plans I plan won’t always turn out like I hope.

That my life is not my own, but is in the hands of One more powerful than I.

That my life is not about me, but is an act of worship to the Creator of all things,

To the Creator of that tiny baby.

Though your baby has not been born yet, she is already touching people's lives...mine included. What a powerful ministry for one so small! – Bria

God used a tiny baby to remind me that my time here on earth is but a mist.

That life, and each breath we take are a gift.

That life, and each breath we take are not something to be wasted.

And that life, no matter how short, and the breaths we take, no matter how few, can still serve a great purpose.

Kendra you don't know me, but I wanted you to know that your baby Aliza is very precious to me. I give thanks for her life and the great purpose she already serves. We are all broken people but through our Great and Mighty God we are made beautiful. – Kim

God used a tiny baby to draw me closer to Himself.

To remind me that not a single day goes by where I don’t need Him.

To show me that through our greatest trials, He is kind and generous.

And that even through a terrible loss, He will supply just enough of what we need, exactly when we need it, to get through one day at a time.

Your Aliza has touched so many lives already. She is such a magnificent part of your family and the kingdom of Christ. To think of the people who will turn to Jesus because of your sweet little girl. I know she has drawn me even closer to the Lord. – Emily

God used a tiny baby to help me recognize we are not the only ones who have suffered.

That this world is filled with people struggling, losing, mourning, crying.

Many of whom you can’t tell on the outside.

And still many more of whom you can.

Aliza's short life has already impacted so many people - God has worked amazing things through her and will continue to do so! – Melissa

God used a tiny baby to teach me a new and refreshing honesty with Him.

To remind me that when I cry out in distress, He is listening.

To remind me that when life’s troubles become too much, He is there to carry my burdens.

To remind me that moms losing their babies was never a part of His original plan for this world, but that He is able to create beauty out of things most horrific.

To remind me of this one simple fact: He cares.

I just thought the line "You touched more souls than most people ever do" {from the song “When I’m With You,”} fit for your precious Aliza. She certainly has touched my soul. Can't wait to meet her in heaven. Praying for you. – Angela

God used a tiny baby to show me the beauty of the Body of Christ.

That when one part rejoices, all other parts rejoice.

That when one part suffers, all other parts suffer. And cry. And make casseroles. And send cards and flowers.

That the acts and attitude of care and compassion are contagious.

Praying for comfort for you and Collin. In her short life Aliza impacted so many and was able to fulfill God's purpose to share God's truth with many. – Laura

God used a tiny baby, and her name is Aliza Joyce.

She lived a mere 33 weeks on this earth, and her tiny body spent only a few hours in our arms.

But I know He will continue to use her short life to forever change my own.

I praise God for the blessing of this tiny baby.

But Aliza is not the only tiny baby God has used to change my life.

 

God used a tiny baby to change my eternity.

A tiny baby, born humbly in a stable.

Nothing like a nursery; an animal’s feed trough for His crib.

Perfect not just in His mother’s eyes, but also in the eyes of His heavenly Father.

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. {Matthew 1:21}

God used a tiny baby to demonstrate a life of love and grace and compassion.

To put others before Himself at every opportunity.

To love the unloved, the rejected, the forgotten.

To not only say “I am sorry for your pain,” but to be able to say, “I have felt your pain.”

That’s why He had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when He came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, He would have already experienced it all Himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed. {Hebrews 2:17-18, The Message}

God used a tiny baby to demonstrate His deep, deep love for this world.

By offering humanity a way to be saved from their sins:

Through that tiny baby, turned grown man, and His death on a cross.

Through that tiny baby, turned grown man, and His resurrection from the dead.

I knew that God had the power to save my son, but that He did not even spare His own Son. And I have learned to rejoice in hope. A hope I have because Jesus is alive! His tomb is empty! One thing I came to realize was that our son DID fulfill his Daddy's and my dream for him. Our desire is for our children to spend eternity in Heaven in the presence of God. He will! He is! – Julie

God used a tiny baby to remind me that there is only One who can save me.

To remind me that I am not perfect, and that I need a Savior.

To remind me that the way to be saved from my imperfections and an eternity of separation from God in hell, comes only through belief in this tiny baby, turned grown man, and always fully God.

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. {John 14:6}

God used a tiny baby to not only say “I’m sorry for your pain,” or “I have felt your pain,” but also, “someday, I will take away all of your pain.”

To show me that this life is not all there is.

To give me hope to hold onto as we take our grief one day at a time.

To remind me that our pain on earth is temporary, and that our joy in heaven will be eternal.

To bless me with the gift of one day seeing my tiny baby named Aliza again.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. {Revelation 21:4}

God used a tiny baby, and His name is Jesus.

He lived a mere 33 years on this earth.

But I know that God will continually use His life, His sacrifice, His resurrection, and the salvation He freely gives to forever change my own life. My own eternity.

I praise God for the blessing of this tiny baby.

And I pray all will recognize the eternal blessing that this tiny baby named Jesus has to offer.

 

Grace and Peace,
Kendra

 

P.S. If you have any questions regarding this post, please do not hesitate to contact me.

{And if you would like to learn more about our time with Aliza, you are welcome to read these previously written articles.}

Our 20 week ultrasound {When There Are No Words, There is Emmanuel}

Waiting for genetic test results {By Faith We Walk Through the Darkness}

Finding out the gender and naming our baby {I Choose Joy}

Dealing with fear throughout the pregnancy {If It Brings You Glory, Don’t Lead Me Down Sesame Street}

Our first Fetal Echo ultrasound {Held Captive by a Cup of Pretzels}

Thinking ahead to Aliza’s birth {Teach Them How to Deal}

Feeling the Church’s support throughout our pregnancy {Dragging Our Dirty Laundry to Church}

Aliza's passing and delivery {Empty}