This has been a good week for Ian, I guess. He's feeling much much better. He has had some great therapy sessions this week which is encouraging for everyone working with him at the hospital. We spent every day this week out on the patio enjoying the nice weather.
Recently I was thinking of how nice it would be to learn about God's mercy and character in an unpainful way. It seems that every lesson that I learn is the result of a really painful, grevious situation. I'm not sure why God chooses to do that. I'm sure that it is sanctifying Ian and I more to learn about him these hard ways. But it sure would be nice to have a clear picture of God's love for us, instead of having to constantly be asking for the holy spirit to help us to know that this is love, even if it doesn't feel like it. I know my most clear picture of God's love for me is at the cross, but I want an example of that from God in this trial. I want him to bring relief for us and to show us his love clearly and simply.