Something Amazing Awaits You
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” - 1 Corinthians 2:9
With Spring finally springing, so too has a myriad of viruses and stomach bugs that seems to be running rampant through families and the schools - it hit our family last night, cutting down two kids at once!
Now, when you’re in elementary school, sitting at home for a day resting, reading and watching cartoons isn’t too much of a setback. The tummy ache, the throwing up, the cleaning up afterwards is bad, but it’s usually pretty momentary.
As you get older though, you start to regard your physical health as a golden gift - to be treasured at all costs! If you get knocked out and laid up for a few days, you go back to work with an extra few days of work to do! You miss appointments, events, your body doesn’t rebound like it used to and what starts out as a day under-the-weather, can easily turn into a week or more, a hospital stay and maybe even something worse!
But these valleys, believe it or not, remain nothing more than speed bumps on a road that is far longer and more entertaining than what we currently see.
Just yesterday, I visited two hospitals. I visited a baby who, since she was born, has spent more time in the hospital than she has in her home. I visited a retiree who has spent the better part of the last 8 months away from his home, after multiple surgeries and procedures. Neither are done yet. Both have more treatments and procedures to go. And yet… even these are but blips on an eternal timeline that is filled with more blessings than we can possibly imagine.
In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he quotes the prophet Isaiah, to let them (and us) know that there remain some mysteries that are so amazing, we can’t even imagine them!
No matter your circumstance - buoyed by the Spring or brought low by a recent loss, peacefully providing for your family or pushing through a minor or major health issue - God has something amazing in store for us. Rest in that good news and continue to allow it to flow from you to those around you!
Welcoming people to Grow in Jesus,