OUR HOPE IN CHRIST & HIS PROMISES
In the weeks and months following the loss of Grayson, my husband and I dove deep into scripture, we have been comforted by these three truths.

God's grace brought Grayson into this world

Psalm 139:13-16 "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."

God was intimately involved in every detail of Grayson's development and birth.  God is the creator and author of all life.  In fact, the very life that each person has is a gift from God.  That is the meaning of the word, grace. Grace is a gift that is neither earned nor deserved.  We thank God for the gracious gift of life knowing that He is the Giver of all good things.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

God's sovereignty guarantees us that Grayson's life had purpose

God exercises complete control over all His creation.  He is the Ruler of all the universe and He performs all that He desires.
Psalm 115:3 Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.

Since God does all that He pleases, people might still wonder about the hardship, pain and suffering that exists in the world.  Why does God allow such pain and suffering?  The bible gives us a profound promise explaining why He allows pain.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

This promise tells us that every moment of Grayson's life had purpose.  Every moment of his suffering had purpose. Not one second of his life was meaningless.  God allowed all of Grayson's life to accomplish a greater good.  This greater good is the promise for all of us who believe in the good news of Jesus Christ.

God's gospel through Jesus Christ gives us hope that we will see Grayson again

In order to understand the good news of the gospel, we must understand the bad news.  What is the bad news for mankind?
-We are all sinful {Romans 3:10-11 As it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God}
-Punishment for sin is death Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death"

Fortunately the message of the bible does not stop with the bad news.  The good news of the gospel can be found in the second half of Romans 6:23"but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." There is a free gift of eternal life that is offered to all mankind.  This free gift is Christ's life and death as a payment and substitute on the behalf of sinful mankind.  Christ lived the life of perfection that we could never live in order to die the death of punishment that we deserved to die.

2 Corinthians 5:21 "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."  At this point, there is one obvious question: How do we receive this gift?  The answer is simple. Acts 16:31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved"