Posted by: thaufler | July 21, 2010

A comment from Pastor Van…

We delight that he is experiencing joys forevermore in the presence of the Lord, yet we mourn with you because he is loved and missed.

When her second child died, Ann Judson, the wife of Adoniram Judson, wrote,

“Our hearts were bound up with this child; we felt he was our earthly all, our only source of innocent recreation in this heathen land (India). But God saw it was necessary to remind us of our error, and to strip us of our only little all. O, may it not be vain that He has done it. May we so improve it that He will stay his hand and say, ‘It is enough.’”

What sustained this man and his wife was a rock-solid confidence that God is sovereign and God is good. And all things come from His hand for the good – the incredibly painful good – of His children.

Pastor Van Loomis

No man who has lived has been more of an inspiration to me than Adoniram Judson and somehow in this tragedy I forgot these words spoken by his first wife… thank you Pastor Van, you have lifted this weary soul closer to God with your timely encouragement.



  1. Wow…our hearts hurt as we lift you and your family up to our Father. Keeping you in prayer.

    Leah & the Lifesong staff

  2. I am a friend of Delahne’s. I had a chance to speak with her yesterday about her time in Georgia and she told me of your heartbreaking outcome of your adoption story. How can one ever prepare for a situation like this? I just want to say I am truly sorry. I just read back through your posts, seeing your joy turning into great sadness and my heart truly breaks for you and your family. May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7

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