Please pray for the Gilliam family

Friday, August 24, 2007
Beautiful Jude has passed away. His family really needs prayers to get through the days ahead of them. This family has three other children and their youngest child is only 2 months old. Their pain and grief must be overwhelming.

I thank everyone who has lifted this precious boy and his family up in prayer this week. I cannot imagine how much it has meant to them to know that so many people have prayed for them during this extremely difficult time.

We never know how much time God gives us here on earth with our loved ones. It is so vital to focus on the time we have together and not the petty things that often take our attention away from what is really important.

21 comments:

  1. I am over come with emotion.....that poor family.....I just don't know what I would even do.

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  2. Oh Kim it took my breath away when I read this. I am praying for the strength of his family and friends at this time, it truly makes you thankful for the simple things in life. Give your sweeties extra big hugs tonight as you tuck them in. I know I will.

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  3. When I logged on to their site and saw that Jude passed away, I was heartbroken. I felt completely numb. I have been sitting here. Sitting with Kitty, not wanting to do anything. My heart breaks for their family. I was praying for a miracle and really had faith he could come back. I am so grateful he did not spend this week suffering and as I wrote in my post, I have faith he knew his family was there, and he knew how loved he was.

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  4. I am heartbroken and I can feel the tears coming. They remain in our prayers more than ever. I need to go upstaris and hold LiLi and Ian.

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  5. My heart breaks for them...like others have said I really felt like the miracle was coming. Of course we don't know all of God's plan and someday we will.

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  6. I just popped in here to see if you had any news on this sweet child. I am grief stricken. My heart goes out to them.

    Rony

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  7. No words, only tears. I don't know what to say. This sweet little guy has been on my mind nonstop. My heart is broken, but my prayers will continue for that family.

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  8. My heart is so heavy. I will continue to pray.

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  9. My heart just breaks for this family. I will continue to pray for peace and strength through this time.

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  10. Oh my goodness, I just read all the posts relating to sweet Jude- my heart is breaking for his family. Yes, of course my prayers are with them always...

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  11. My heart is so heavy - what really can we say? I cannot imagine...The only thing that makes it even bearable is knowing he is resting in the tender arms of our loving God. Oh, how I wish I understood His plan... I will pray for their family and also your community. This beautiful boy has certainly touched a nation of people.

    Love, Heather

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  12. I am so sorry, I was so hoping and praying for a miracle. I know that little Jude is safely home in the arms of Jesus. But my heart breaks for his family... I cannot imagine the depths of their grief. The Lord will surely be the only one who can get them through. I will be praying for them and thanking Jesus even more for my little miracles that are safe and well. May we never take our babies for grantid.
    God bless you Kim.
    Love,
    Daleea

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  13. It is 5:40am west of Chicago. I am getting ready for work and am so sad for Jude's family. Our prayer's for them will continue!

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  14. So heartbreaking. How I long for the day spoken of in Revelations. The pain of losing loved ones, especially children, is so hard to comprehend and bear. I'm ready for no more death or mourning. We will be praying for their family.

    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
    He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
    Revelation 21:1-5

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  15. There are times where there are just no words. I will pray that their faith and the love and support of family and friends will sustain them through this unimaginable heartbreak.

    TJ

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  16. There are no words. I will be praying for this family.

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  17. We are praying for this little boys family...how very sad.

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  18. This is so tragic for this family and their loved ones. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to pray for this sweet little boy this week. I know he is with God and won't ever feel pain again. Hopefully, his parents will feel comfort knowing so many are praying for them...

    God bless you for your tender heart,
    Lisa

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  19. I was so sorry to hear about sweet Jude...I will keep his family in my prayers.

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  20. I am so sorry. This little boy has been in my thoughts so many times since your post about him - especially since he was Noah's age.

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  21. My heart is just breaking after reading this. I don't even know what to say. I am just so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with Jude and his family.

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Thank you for your kindness.