We’ve been so blessed by your kind words and prayers and help during this time. Thanks so much to all of you.
This morning we met our son, Justice Drake Sumpter. He had ten fingers and ten tiny fat toes (like his big brothers). And he’s safely home with Jesus.
A little about his name: Justice means “righteousness.” It’s the promise that we have been given through Jesus that everything has been put right and will be put right. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us, though we feel pain and shame and disappointment now in this life. Jesus is our Justice, and so we trust in Him. Drake means “dragon”, and through the cross of Jesus, our justice is victory over that great dragon of old: Satan, sin, and death. As it turns out, one of our ancestors on my dad’s side was Sir Francis Drake, the famous English sea captain and explorer. Our Justice Drake has joined his Captain in the well fought fight and has gone ahead of us in the great adventure of everlasting life. We will catch up with him later, and then there will be some fabulous stories to tell and adventures to share.
God is so good. And we are so blessed. Jenny has been a gracious, lovely champ through everything, and she is recovering well. Dr. Ric Minudri was awesome. The nurses and staff at Gritman have been stellar. Many thanks to the family and friends caring for our kids. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We don’t sorrow like those without hope. We trust in Jesus who has plundered the grave and risen victorious over it. The leaves may fall, but we know that the Great Spring is coming.
Love and Easter Blessings to you all.
Christ is risen.