The news just came that little Charlie Gard has died. It was inevitable, as it is for us all. It sparked a much greater debate that will, in its time, need to be addressed. At what point do parents have their right to make decisions for their children, up to and including fighting for their children’s lives, taken from them by the State? That is no small question.
But for now we set that question aside and send our thoughts and prayers to his courageous parents. His suffering is over, and we believers hold faith that he is now before the Author of every good and perfect gift, even when such gifts seem woefully absent on our side of the veil. We pray for peace and strength in the upcoming months and years for all his loved ones. And we pray for Charlie.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him.
“Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21.3,4.