I've been crying today since watching this video of Rev. Run and his lovely family on Oprah today, when they discussed the death of their newborn baby daughter.
I first wrote about the death of Rev. Run's baby daughter months ago, in a controversial piece that asked if the MTV cameras were there and what -- if any -- of the shocking loss would they let the fans of their reality show "Run's House" see when season 3 of the show premieres.
Some people came down on me hard for even asking the question, while many others poured out their prayers of sadness and comfort to Rev. Run and Justine over the loss of their daughter.
I'm so glad that in their wisdom Rev. Run and Justine decided to let the cameras roll throughout this trying time instead of blocking the world out. As Rev. Run said, they showed the happy times, it was their duty to show the sad times too.
Run's House Season 3 premiere's April 9th on MTV, and season 2 can be seen on BET. For those who haven't seen the completely engaging seasons 1 and 2 of Run's House, they are available here.
I believe the world is so captivated by Rev. Run and his family because they are so real: They love God, are prosperous in a gorgeous home obviously filled with love and glory.
Justine seemed depressed even before this loss, but her appearance on Oprah today gave hope to others in grief about being happy and looking forward to the future.
What an awesome father and husband Rev. Run is -- and I was kind of surprised that he referenced The Secret, which had me asking myself: Are us Christians being fooled by that thing?
Hopefully we're just garnering God's truth from it and leaving the fluff behind...
Either way, I was a little jealous again watching Rev. Run and his family on Oprah, with the video snippets of their good (and sad) times together. No matter what, they seem to have a closeness that I pray lots of families regain in this day and age of separate times in separate rooms all with our separate screens.
Go to Rev. Run's website and sign up to receive his email updates...yes, the ones that always end in "God is love."
Here's his Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith book that Rev. Run talked about on Oprah.
So, there you have the Rev. Run video that folks have been talking about for months.
Let it give many people who've suffered the loss of their children hope in their despair.
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."2 Corinthians 1:3 - 4 (King James Version)