Friday, 17 August 2012

Praise when it hurts

I'm writing this enjoying the view of our favourite lake - just a half hour from home.  It is a blue-green like that we've seen in the Caribbean with mountains surrounding it.

At our last gathering, Jordan asked Kim to teach him about perfect love casting out fear.
Fear kind of waits in the wings for an opportunity and we don't want to provide the opportunity.

On Wednesday when nausea hit, Jordan asked Kim to pray and the stopped him before he could say anything.  "Wait, I'll go first".  And Kim said he began to praise - thanking God for who He is, what He has done and what He will do. And then he turned to Kim with a smile and said "There!  The pain is gone".

In the last 3 days his mass is down another .2 centimeter – for a total of 2.3 cm since Redding.  Keep on going down!  Now that Jordan can wear sneakers, he wants to wear his jeans too.

A friend sent us this Psalm recently:
"Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You." Psalm 33:20-22

We love the Psalms.  They often start with viewing the circumstances and end with the choice to trust God…even though sometimes it sounds as with through clenched teeth.