Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 12 :: Just Another Jar

God gives special children to special people.

God must have known that you all would be capable of handling a child with Down Syndrome.

Of all the people to have a child with special needs, I can see why God chose you.

In those first days of finding out Mason's diagnosis, these things comforted me, and I know people who said them meant well, trying to encourage. 

As time went on, though, and I struggled to accept and rejoice in the change in our lives, I realized that there was nothing in me that was capable of dealing with this.  

God didn't give me a child with Down Syndrome because I'm something great.  He gave me a child with Down Syndrome because He is great and He wanted to display His greatness.

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us." - 2 Corinthians 4:7-

I'm just another jar. 

For a list of all the posts in this series go here.


  1. I wanted to let you know I am enjoying these posts...I haven't commented but I am glad you have such strong faith to guide you down this new journey.

  2. I was going to say the same thing! Lauren, your honesty and openness is beautiful and I so appreciate you sharing. I know I would feel many of the same ways as you if confronted with this challenge. I'm so glad you're processing them with the Lord.

  3. I am enjoying your 31 Day Series! What a wonderful woman of GOD you are, and you are still growing like the rest of us! Your series is so encouraging for those of us who are going through hard times filled with questions to GOD. The verses you are using are definitely worth memorizing. Thank you for sharing! Your family is precious!

  4. I love where you said God didn't give you Mason because you're great, but because HE is great and HE wanted to dispaly His greatness. So good!

  5. Indeed, we are all cracked clay pots at best! God's glory shines most brightly through our weakness. I so appreciate your transparency and your "no-I-don't-have-it-all-together" honesty. So many bloggers seem to communicate, "See how fabulous I am? Now, do this, this and this and you will be fabulous like me!" Thank you for being a real woman trusting in a real Jesus with your very real challenges. You are such an encouragement to me and many others! Love you!


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