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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
12:31 PM | Posted by Jenny | Edit Post
Today we buried baby Beatrice in a cemetery that was surrounded by a trash dump where people picked through ripe smelling garbage to find something to eat.
I made sure she had a sparkly bow to wear. I got her a fancy dress to wear too but no one would unwrap the blankets to show it, and I didn't want to violate cultural norms or anything....but try to imagine ruffles, bows, and lace underneath there. Not that it matters really.....Beatrice has some much finer looking white robes now.....and some pretty amazing dancing shoes I'm sure.
Everyone took a handful of dirt to throw on the casket.
Which displayed the Cross. O death where is your sting? O grave where is your victory? Thank you God for removing the sting of the law and sin through our Victory JESUS.
And a Lugandan song was sung that was similar in tune to "Jesus loves me."
I first wore these shoes to baby V's funeral from our church back in Iowa right before we left for Uganda. We celebrated her birth into heaven at age 3 years old. And today I wore them again to Beatrice's new life into heaven celebration at almost 3 years old. I will see her again at the best wedding party EVER!
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.