March 29, 2010

I read several blogs daily. One that I read faithfully is written by a mom of triplets. She writes every night, so usually before I go to bed I check to see what wisdom she has decided to share.

And it is wisdom most days. The way she acts out her faith is a challenge to me. No, I don't know her personally, but I'm pretty sure that she is the real deal.

Well, over the last year and a half she has talked about a friend that has cancer. He was a young guy, early thirties, married, no children. He and his wife worked tirelessly with Young Life. They had devoted their lives to this. And they loved it.

The blogger would write about his battle and the faith that both he and his wife held to during their most trying times. She would share a link to his caring bridge website, but I decided to not get involved in that. I didn't want to have to think about that. (I know, real christian of me, I know!)

Well, today her friend died. They had been praying for a miracle. Over the last few weeks I had been praying for a miracle for him. We didn't get the miracle that we asked for, but he is with Jesus tonight, and that is a miracle in itself.

I have read many comments that were left for he and his wife today. And let me just say that I was moved to tears. Tears. Daniel even came in and asked if I wanted him to call Stephen and tell him that I was sad. Such a sweet kid.

The blogger, and the couple, lived in the moment. They didn't stay bogged down in the disease and the pain, and the inconvenience. They instead, chose to live out their faith. They didn't waiver, they never posted any pity party posts. They stood strong, asking for a miracle and knowing that it may not be granted. And it wasn't.

But, oh the faith they showed. The love of Christ they showed to any that would read and listen was unbelievable.

I never want to go down the road they were on. But if I have to, I prayed today that I go through it like they did. What a beautiful testimony of Gods love and faithfulness to His people.

God loves you. He loves you when you screw up, when you yell at your kids, when you speed down the road, when you want to run away from it all. He loves you.

My question the last few days has been Do I love Him like that? Am I in love with Jesus? Or do I just speak words?

I love Him!!! And I want to show it! How about you?


  1. I have read blogs like that that have moved me to tears. I have read one from and Arkansas blogger that really touched me. She lost her son almost 2 years ago. He would be a high school senior this year. She has such a strong faith. I will praying for peace for the family you mentioned.

  2. This was really beautiful! In my senior high Sunday school class we were just talking about being in love with God, what it means, how we do it. Like you, my desire is to show God's abundant love to others so that they may experience the peace and hope that brings.

    Thanks for your prayers for Garrett ,by the way. We won't be able to get into the specialist until July, but we've got eye drops for the time being (fun stuff!).