Kristin Schmucker » Equipping Women in the Word

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For this child I prayed…

When I was pregnant with Sophia, I prayed for her. I prayed so many things for her, but I always came back to my two greatest desires for her. That she would know and love Jesus, and that she would draw others to Him. It is amazing to me to think about how deeply she knows Jesus in this moment, and I can’t wait for the day when we will worship Him together. She has already drawn me so close to Jesus and Jeremy has said the same along with so many friends who have told us how impacted they have been by her short life. And, I truly believe that her life will continue to draw others to Him.

I think we are so often obsessed with our purpose in this life and rightly so. We want to fulfill what we were put here to do. Then I realize…Sophia’s life purpose was fulfilled in her short life.

It is tempting for me to feel that my prayers were not answered, but they were. I prayed for her, and God gave her to me. She was taken far sooner than I wanted, but her life was real and full of so much purpose. I will probably never know the reach that her short life had, but I know this…she has drawn her Mama to Jesus arms. The same arms that hold my baby girl, hold her Mama too.

For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him. I Samuel 1:27

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