Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Tightrope Walk

My friend Julie came to see me today, we laughed together, we cried together and again I was reminded of how Jesus Christ continues to reach out and touch me through the hands of my friends. She told me that she explained to her son that John was walking a very high tightrope and he asked if there was a safety net and in my mind I thought no, but my dear friend continued and said that yes, baptism was his safety net, of course it is, how could I forget. On this Thanksgiving Day I could write a book of just lists of things that I am thankful for, but very first and foremost on my list is John's Baptism, his safety net, cause even though he is walking pretty steadily on this tightrope right now there is still a long rope ahead of him.

I would be remiss to not remember out loud a few more Thanksgivings, our amazing friends, family and church family, the medical staff and support staff here and those in Columbia. We could not walk along watching John on this tightrope without our dear loved ones who hold us and support us and remind us that it is Jesus who holds John in His dear arms on this walk and it is Jesus who is John's safety net should he fall.

It is our privilege and honor to sit in John's room, hold his hands and take care of him in anyway that we can, and it is a blessing that you have chosen to sit with us while we wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him."
The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:22-26

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are correct in your statement that there is a safety net and it is Christ. There is no other safety net other than Christ and we take comfort that John is is safer than most people. Even though his human condition is still very precarious, his eternal condition is secure. We continue to pray for John's health to be restored and for you two to have the perfect peace of Christ during this very difficult time.
Kent & Janie