Thursday, August 10, 2006

One step at a time

Jack has an appointment with the Infectious Diseases department of Texas Children's Hospital on Friday at 10:30 am. We just keep taking it step by step.

I read this passage from "The Message" translation this morning and loved how it rang so true and personal to me right now. I pray that my response to tough times is always like this:

2Cor7:10-11 (The Message) You let the distress bring you to God not drive you from him. The result was all gain, no loss. Distress that drives us to God does that. It turns us around. It gets us back in the way of salvation. We never regret that kind of pain. But those who let distress drive them away from God are full of regrets, end up on a deathbed of regrets.
And now, isn’t it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God? You’re more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, more responsible. Looked at from every angle you’ve come out of this with purity of heart.

Blessed are the pure in heart, right? :)

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hardrox said...

I wish for the best tomorrow, Michael & Jamie. Hopefully your visit will narrow the focus of tests and quicken the road to Jack's recovery. While it is trying your patience, all these negative tests results do have a bright side...they are eliminating a great number of potential causes.

I'll be thinking of you guys tomorrow.

PS - great passage, too.

Redlefty said...

Great thought, Greg! Reminds me of a quote from Thomas Edison when discussing his inventions:

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

At least we're not up to 10,000 yet!