Sunday, January 20, 2008

A special weekend

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day weekend! I hope you are all having an enjoyable and relaxing weekend, and for those of you in the Midwest... I hope you've been able to stay warm!!

My husband is on our parking ministry team at church. This morning all you could see was his eyes... he was covered in double layers from head to toe! It was pretty funny, but I'm so glad he stayed warm (except his poor toes :( ) and that we didn't have to send anyone to the hospital for overexposure to these freezing temps and wind chills.

Hubby has also been sick for 3-4 weeks, just like me. Everyone seems to be passing around this sinus infection/cold or whatever and they've all said it lasts for several weeks, but still it's starting to concern me. If we aren't better by next weekend, it's doctor's visits for both of us. We haven't gone only because if it's the virus going around, there's really nothing they can do for us except make us pay money for something we already knew but just needed the reassurance. For all the doctor visits, procedures, and ER visits over the past 2 years, we've learned to be more hesitant... although that could come back to bite us sometime, but hopefully it won't. We've just learned Tim's mom has a bad case of the flu, and we've both known people at work recently with that, so now we're hoping we don't just swing right into that. Ugh. We would love to be 100% healthy soon, but I know a lot of people would too. It stinks to be so sick, doesn't it?

But we can always rest assured that God will take care of us, whether we feel our best or we don't, whether we are discouraged or joyful... he loves us completely and without fail. I'm reminded of the wonderful passage in 1 Peter (6-11, ESV) about how he cares for us:
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen."

Have a blessed day in the Lord!

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