October 15 is recognized in the United States and many other nations as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. To comfort those who grieve, the Hausvater Project offers:
- God Is No Captive Deity: Comfort When a Child Dies before Baptism
- My Brother Lives with Jesus: Comforting a Child after the Death of a Sibling
- The Story of Baby Shalom: Finding Peace with God amid the Tragedy of a Miscarriage
- Coming to Iowa on October 14: Marriage, Children, & Music: A Reformation Symposium (Marshalltown, Iowa, Oct. 14, 2017)
God Is No Captive Deity: Comfort When a Child Dies before Baptism
By Johann Vogel / Matthew Carver (Translator)
1. God is no captive Deity,
But all things’ Source and Measure:
The Lord of life and death is He,
Who takes us at His pleasure.
When, where, and how He will ordain,
And we His subjects e’er remain
In all that we endeavor.
2. The course of life is His decree,
He knows the path most fitting;
He bids us yield His tribute fee,
Our lives to His committing;
But if He wills His way to turn,
Then let not Reason raise concern,
But simply follow forward. ...
Click to Continue Reading: http://www.hausvater.org/hymnody-liturgy/389
Comforting a Child after the Death of a Sibling
By Don Moldstad
Trying to explain death to a child is by itself a difficult task, but it becomes even more challenging when the child who dies is an infant.
My Brother Lives with Jesus is a new publication from According to Your Word, written by Anna and Samuel Gullixson. Having gone through the loss of Simeon, their infant son, Anna and the Rev. Samuel Gullixson have authored a wonderful little book to explain this to other siblings. Beautifully illustrated by Chandra Dale, the story is seen through the eyes of an older brother. ...
Click to Continue Reading: http://www.hausvater.org/book-reviews/388
The Story of Baby Shalom
By Marie MacPherson
So, what exactly is a “successful” pregnancy? Does it end in the birth of a healthy child? But what about all of the pregnancies that don’t end that way? What about all of the heartbreaks, the babies given back to God? Are they failures? If so, then I have no influence over the outcome of success, because this is all out of my realm and in God’s hands. A truly successful pregnancy is that in which I and my baby faithfully carry out the vocation of mother and child that God has put before us, until He ends that vocation, in whatever way or timing He has planned for His eternal glory. ...
Click to Continue Reading: http://www.hausvater.org/articles/390
Marriage, Children, & Music: A Reformation Symposium (Marshalltown, Iowa, Oct. 14, 2017)
FREE registration. Bring the whole family!
Click for Details: http://www.hausvater.org/events/378
Forgiveness in Christ: it’s for you and your children. (Acts 2:38-29)
The Hausvater Project seeks to equip Christian men and women for distinctive and complementary vocations in family, church, and society, by fostering research and education in light of Holy Scripture as proclaimed by the Lutheran Confessions.