Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I’m shouting to all who have followed my Beloved Husband’s myasthenic crisis – he is able to leave the hospital!! We’ll find out when sometime today. I’m using the phone, the blogs and Facebook to reach those who prayed for him. Even though this verse was written with a different meaning, it comes to mind – I want everyone to hear our personal good news, just as Paul wanted everyone to hear the gospel:
But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. (Romans 10:18 KJV)
Paul wanted people to know that he had lived through a life-changing encounter with Jesus. In describing the gospel and those who had followed Jesus through His ministry, Paul included himself:
And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. (1 Corinthians 15:8 KJV)
We haven’t seen Jesus, not in person as those listed in the verses preceding this one, but we have seen life-changing events in those who love and serve Him. In the lives of those who call Him Lord, accepting God’s unexplainable gift of eternal life.
You’ll hear them praise His name for answered prayers, for the mercy He offers, for the peace He brings. They’ll speak of the changes in their lives, the paths He has placed before them. You’ll hear how He led them – you may even hear of how they misapplied His teachings, of the thorns along the way in the paths they chose to follow without Him.
There are Bible stories that match these life-changing events. They exist as guides for us, covering the beginnings of many into written histories of God’s creation. Study them that we need not be ashamed workmen, but rightly divide His word of truth.
Through it all, especially on days as the one we expect – the good news of one coming home from a hospital stay filled with crisis. However, please know that if the outcome were different, if the crisis had not been averted by medical professionals, our family’s message would remain:
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. (Psalms 148:13 KJV)
Should there by any glory in all the people praying and their prayers, the Bible has a comment on that, too:
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (2 Corinthians 10:17 KJV)