We hurts with those who are hurting

So all this week we have been trying to get our oldest daughter, AG, to feel better.  She has the flu, unfortunately.  No, it isn’t H1N1 or anything, but it is the flu none the less.  I absolutely hate seeing her in pain and not feeling well.  This has been going on since Friday evening.  As I sit and watch her either sleep peacefully or watch TV while she is awake, I cannot help but think of the way that God the Father watches us.  I know that it may seem like a stretch to some people, but my relationship with AG is a reflection of God the Father’s relationship to me.  I know that the Bible says that God hurts with us in our suffering.  I hurt with AG as she has been going through the flu.  I wonder how incredibly more upset God is as he sees us suffering in the world be it through our own miscues or be it because of something else in this sinful world.  I just know that, as a father, I simply cannot stand it to see my little girl hurting, and I also know that my love and concern for AG is dwarfed by the love that God the Father has for me.  Therefore, I know that God is concerned with the suffering that we experience while here on earth.

However, I also know that God’s grace is made new every morning.  We can rest assured in the fact that God is still in control, and He is still on His throne.  Just as our spiritual strength is renewed every morning by God’s grace, I pray that the morning will bring renewed strength and wellness for little AG.

Published in: on October 29, 2009 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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There’s a party going on right here; a celebration to last throughout the year…

I am really happy that this is going to be a long weekend coming up.  That is the reason for the “party going on right here.”  It will be nice to have some time to just sit back and relax for a couple of days.  I need it right now.  I will spend all day with my three girls.  I love days when we have nothing planned to do, and we can just coast.  For that reason I don’t really have much to say, and I won’t check in until next week.  I hope that everyone has a fabulous Independence day, and a great rest of the weekend.  Get out and enjoy the weather, and hopefully you can spend a little time by a pool or something.

Published in: on July 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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