I was meditating on this passage of scripture today and thought I would share it with you all!!!
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended
into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Life with a disabled child holds many challenges.
But a joy for me, as a Mom, is to see my two 'normal' sons take such good care of their brother.
James pushing Jerard in the stroller.
Ben carrying Jerard down for breakfast.
I see both James and Ben growing in compassion and becoming compassionate care givers because of Jerard. I know that my sons will be better men because of their relationship with their disabled brother.
Praise God for His mercies and grace.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge
with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from
being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord
Kurt was able to share at our sending church, Tyrone Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fenton, MI, on Sunday. He skyped with me what a huge blessing it was to him.
Tyrone posted this pic at Facebook and I share it here. It is so uplifting to see the deaconate praying for my husband and our family and ministry here. This picture is so encouraging to me.
1 Thess 5:11Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.