Would you want to know?

January 2009 Erin and I found out the troubling news that our 20 week ultrasound that our son Josiah would be born with a very complicated and very rare heart condition. If you have not heard or read about Josiah's story, please click here and read about our amazing and beautiful child.

Since then, many people have asked us: Are you glad that you were able to prepare for Josiah's complicated birth, and life? Knowing what you know now, would you want to know? In our case, we are grateful that we did know... but this is not always the case.

I was reading today in the book of Jeremiah. I find it incredible that Jeremiah let the people know exactly what would happen. Again... the news was not good. In chapter 51 Jeremiah gives a word picture that sums up the fate of the Babylonians.

60So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.
 61And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;
 62Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.
 63And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:
 64And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

 Would you want to know?


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