Apr 11, 2007

The important thing

My parents were at the Children's Institute (where Ian is) all day learning how to conduct therapy for Ian. As soon as we can get the driveway ready for him he can come home, and we need to be prepared to take care of him.

Regarding Jesus, as he hung on a cross...
"to us, sensations such as our Lord endured would have been insupportable, and kind unconscious would have come to our rescue; but in his case, he was wounded, he felt the sword; he drained the cup and tasted every drop." -C.H. Spurgeon

Jesus experienced pain so that our pain - Ian's pain - would be temporary (2 Cor 4:14-18, "slight momentary affliction").
There's nothing greater than knowing that hard times are overshadowed (or, more accurately, made negligible) by the fact that what we need most has already been provided for:

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins..."
(1 Corinthians 15:3).

Pray big things to our God who has done the big thing already.
Pray that Ian would be healed.

But most importantly, pray that we would recognize God as he really is, however that may best be done.

Thanks,
-Ben

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since I cannot tell you in person, I say here, thanks for your poignant blog. "To recognize God as he really is, however that may best be done." speaks volumes. Praying for Ian every day, gretchen

TimKurtz said...

Ben, what great thoughts! Thanks for writing this stuff. I continue to pray with you for Ian's healing. -tim