Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sunday night

The church service this morning was filled with good things. The worship music filled our sanctuary, the sermon reminded us that Christ is the sure anchor in the face of adversity, and the children romped and played after the service because they are freer than us “proper” adults. But what really touched my heart so deeply was hearing a very strong, capable man answer the questions for church membership this morning. He stood at the front of the church to proclaim his faith in the finished work of Christ our Messiah. To have survived the heartache of raising his four small children alone after his wife died of cancer would make him appear a giant of a man. To continue believing that God is loving in the face of so much sorrow would make him seem superhuman. But when he answered the statement of faith by saying, “apart from Jesus Christ I am nothing and hopelessly lost” he became a man of humility. We never stand taller than when we bow our knee to our holy God. His answer made me weep. To come to terms with what we are, and humble ourselves before Him, has got to be one of the most beautiful things in the sight of our Lord.

Katy was not up to joining us at church today. She hasn’t made it out of bed, really. She looks miserable and I have been giving her pain medication this afternoon. I try so hard to keep her potassium levels up but they keep falling and her chest wall tightens until she has a hard time breathing. This has been happening all day today and is a repeat of a few days ago. It is all in God’s hands and we pray that in His mercy He will reveal what is happening to Katy’s body. I trust her doctor will take this information and figure it out soon. The one place Katy longs to be is back in church, for the singing, the children, the sermon, and the sharing of stories of the faithfulness of our God.

  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    I am so sry that Katy is not feeling well. It truly breaks my heart, but it sounds like God put the right person in the right place for you. Please let her know that I am thinking of her. It really worries me this tightening in the chest, and I am sure it is no picnic for you either nor Katy. Just wanted to drop a line and let you know you’re in my thoughts as always.
    Karen Tillman

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