Friday, April 10, 2009

HOLD ON UNTIL SUNDAY...

Do you feel like God has foresaken you? Jesus from the cross asked His Father in heaven that same thing before He died. Had God foresaken His Son? On the third day...we will celebrate the Risen One, the Son who gives us eternal life with God as Karen shared on the last post. Sometimes our days are filled with difficulty as we watch others or ourselves go through very trying times. I read something today that reminded me that God knows how scared we are and never leaves our side. When we fall to our knees the Creator of the Universe is there to help us to our feet.

Witt continues to remind me there is always hope. Each day we see a life created by God for one single purpose...to His Glory. I will never forget that day I held Witt the first time in the NICU. His little body was wound tight in a blanket and he struggled to breath and break all the "expectations" the doctors had about his condition. I prayed for Witt to be strong, to hold on against the odds and he has. I held Witt again this morning. It was different and the same. (The tears are coming so hard as I write this)...but Witt smiles now. He knows who is holding him. He recognizes things around him and he loves his mom and dad. God does not foresake. No matter what your circumstances, health, marriage or whatever it is. God can heal. Waiting on Him and only Him is the answer. Tomorrow we will wait. No celebration, no living son of God for that one day. Oh, but the day after will be different. It will be a day like no other if you know Christ...because He indeed has risen!

Let this guide your prayers: If your desire is the glory of God and the well-being of others it is impossible to ask God for too much.

Jim

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Jim, you are such an amazing role model to the men in your life--from the eldest to the newest! Your contributions to this blog touch and inspire me so much. Thank you and God bless!

The Green Pea said...

Jim, your faith in God is an inspiration to me. May God's blessings be with you and your family. Little Witt has been a blessing from God. Have a Happy Easter. Sandi

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Ahhh, you share such wonderful and inspirational words. I love to hear of your man-time with Witt. Thank you for sharing. ~Mindy

Marjie Murff said...

Jim, your words of faith and wisdom and emotional honesty inspire us all. Thank you for allowing us to be a witness to God's amazing love in action through your love and devotion to little Witt. Easter blessings to you and the whole family all year long!
The Murff Family