So, Did God TAKE My Child?

I’m sharing this again during Holy Week because if I’m honest this week presents lots of moments when I have to sort through my theology once again.

Dominic’s death is inextricably tied to the days between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday. And my heart is twisted into all kinds of uncomfortable shapes every year around this time.

I’ve said before that what I write is as much (or more!) for myself as it may be for anyone else so I’m reminding my own heart that God did not snatch Dominic from my life.

His death is not a punishment nor a hammer nor a lesson.

This is a question that comes up all the time in bereaved parents’ groups:  Did God take my child?

Trust me, I’ve asked it myself.  

How you answer this question can mean the difference between giving up or going on, between turning away or trusting.

So this is MY answer.  The one I’ve worked out through study, prayer and many, many tears.  You may disagree.  That’s just fine.  I only offer it because it might be helpful to some struggling and sorrowful soul.

Read the rest here: Did God Take My Child?

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

4 thoughts on “So, Did God TAKE My Child?”

  1. Absolutely beautifully stated! I don’t know the heartache of loosing a son but my heart aches for my sister and the loss of a incredible nephew. Thank you for sharing your pain of loosing Dominic and your truth to help others! ♥️✝️

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  2. Absolutely love this.. This has been my struggle too and your words are my words.. trusting that God is God and He knows what I cannot.


  3. A difficult time of the year… son died early hours on Holy Saturday…the last time I talked with him with him was the evening of Good Friday……(it’s having two ‘death dates’, Easter and the actual day, April 7th, close this year, my heart hurts)

    Wrapping my head around the “God didn’t take him, but didn’t save him”……

    I will remember your Dominic with you

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