Oct 2008 Article
When Babies Die,
Written By: Heather Joy Maynard
When babies die we often wonder; what happens to our precious little one?
It is one of the most daunting questions ever asked. I am here today to tell you that rest assured your baby is in heaven. Speaking of heaven there is some very real questions that often co-exist with heaven and its mysterious existence. I am going to try and answer them with the bible as my guide. When people think of heaven the one of the first things that comes to mind is Jesus, Angels and Clouds. More then likely harps and music and other pleasant things. Like meeting our Loved ones and embracing our babies who have passed on. No matter what gestation all mothers long for that moment. No matter how long that baby was alive a mother will never forget that precious little ones existence. Rightfully so because that little one was created from Jesus from the moment of its conception. Each little being is special and a hand knitted creation. The bible says so in the book of Psalms 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. So your little baby was created and his or her whole life was already planned out. Each baby is distinctive and unique to God. Each person ever created was created for the Glory of God. Isaiah 43:7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made." So see each one of your babies was a special creation. Though we don’t always understand or comprehend the reason he choose to take this special little person home with him, we can be assured he/she is created for his Glory. Though it may not be in this lifetime it will be in heaven. Psalms 97:6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
Another direction I want to take you, is to know that your little child has a extraordinary part to play in the role of the cross. Did you know that when Jesus died on the cross for our sins he also died for every child, man and woman yet to be born? His blood was shed for us. He became sin for us. Because of that miraculous event of Grace we can be assured that your little one is in heaven. Not only did Jesus die for your baby, your baby is a human being with a soul. Only humans where created with souls. Luke 1:41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Even before a baby is born he/she can accept Jesus in their heart. What a awe inspiring moment that is. Psalms 97:6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. Though we may not understand or comprehend at this time our little ones purpose in life, God already does.
Another thing that comes to our mind when we think of heaven is Angels. Our babies where designed with so much more impending plans then just cute little cartoon characters. Angels are very real and have their own distinct role to play in creation. However we as humans are above the angels. Our heavenly father created us in his own image. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. When you read Job 38:4-7 you can see that the Angels where actually created before mankind. Angels where created to be messengers, watch over us and spread the glory of God. However not all Angels are good as some are evil. Perhaps that is why one day we will judge Angels. One day we will be more powerful then Angels as we will be joint heirs with Jesus. I don’t write this to discourage you to not use this term. Angel is also an endearing term we use to talk about our little ones just like princess, star among others. I have written this to encourage you and enlighten you on the very powerful and real place your little one has in the existence of this life and beyond. When babies die they go directly to heaven. From the time of conception tell the time of accountability which many bible scholars now are saying is 21. One thing I can assure you is that your Childs life was no accident. He/She was fearfully and wonderfully made. So I leave you with Psalms 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Scriptures for Reading more on Angels
Luke 20:36 Exodus 25:19
Deuteronomy 4:19 17:2-7 Colossians 2:18 Revelation 19:10, Revelation 22:8-9
Acts 12:15-Psalm 34:7 on Guardian Angels
Gabriel is mentioned by name in the book of "Daniel 8:16 and 9:21", also in "Luke 1:11-19" and "Luke 1:26-29"
Michael the Archangel is mentioned in "Daniel 10:13-21 and 12:1" also in "Jude 9" and fighting against the dragon in "Revelation 12:7"