Saturday, August 28, 2010

Some Ponderings From My Heart to Yours...

As most of you know, Caleb & I have been through a lot these past few weeks....Caleb started feeling sick, then we found out our baby Cadin was in Heaven, then Caleb got even more sick and had to go to the hospital, then we got tons of hospital bills! lol :) But through it all, we learned the God has been, is, and always will be, good! He has been sooo good to us and has blessed us tremendously through everything we've gone through!

People are funny...they know about Caleb's sickness and about my miscarriage, but most of them only ask how Caleb is doing because they are too scared to talk about the fact that we lost our baby... Only a few have asked how we were doing and if we needed anything...and that's fine! Realize I'm not mad or upset at them for not asking, I just think its funny that they're too scared to ask or show concern because they don't want to offend or say the wrong thing. Here's how I told one friend who actually asked how we were doing...I said "We're happy that Cadin is with Jesus and doesn't have to experience this world, but sad that we don't get to experience Cadin....but we know God is in control and that in His time and if its His will that I will get pregnant again and hopefully get to experience what it's like to raise one of God's children for His glory :)"

I was reading a book written by Catherine Marshall and came across a great thought....this book is about her husband's (Peter Marshall) death and her life after....its called "To Live Again"...this thought is from one of her husband's messages....he was the pastor of the Church of the Presidents and he was a chaplain in the White House....

There are in our day some philosophies growing
in popularity that teach the attractive idea
that God always reveals His love by removing the
distasteful and the unpleasant from our lives.

But where in the Bible do you find support
for this attractive and alluring concept?
Certainly not from the lips of Jesus.

On the contrary you are startled to discover how
plainly and bluntly Christ told His disciples to
expect trouble.

"In the world ye shall have tribulation.
But be of good cheer." That is His message.
"Be of good cheer...I have overcome the world."

No....Christians are not spared....
The calamities of life knock on their door
with the same startling swiftness...
and the rain falls on the just as well as the unjust.

There is no hint or intimation anywhere in the Gospel
that they who follow Him shall never hunger,
or be out of work,
or be left alone.

No, there is no hint of such immunity....
But there is the promise of something far better...
the promise of deliverance...
not from these things...
but IN THESE THINGS.

There is an air of reality about the Gospel...
it is not a fairy tale in which Cinderella's rags
are changed into the robes of a queen...
but rather a promise in which Cinderella in her rages
becomes more queenly.


Another great thought is sometimes God calms the storm, sometimes He calms His child....



2 comments:

  1. Love you! Thanks for sharing. This is also one of my favorite songs.

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  2. Thanks Em! I needed this reminder today! Love you and miss you!

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