Last night I crawled into bed at 10. My son Josh texted to ask how I was feeling. I told him I was exhausted and felt every muscle in my body. But, I’m totally thankful for such a great day.
They say that laughter is good medicine. If that’s the case, I think I overdosed yesterday! It was so good to just go through the day with an upbeat spirit and a bunch of my friends joking and playing board games and hanging out together. Do you have a group of people you enjoy that way?
I am so grateful for our community in Axis. Sharing our lives, walking together and focused on just trying to live like Jesus lived. Most people say they think Jesus was a good man, focused on helping others and challenging the power people … they just don’t see how that translates into big brick buildings, hierarchies and taking class after class after class. Yeah, I don’t get it either. It’s not all bad, I know that. The church is supposed to be ambassadors for Jesus. Man, why do we all forget that so often?
But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? Romans 10:14
This liver transplant thing sure is making me see things differently! Someone said, “I can’t believe you’re dying.”
I looked at them and remembered one of my favorites, Matt Chandler, and how he responded to that. I said, “So are you, I just might have a little better grasp on the timing.”
Wow. Chandler is right. The death rate is 1/1, or 100 percent. I really am sensing that the Lord is giving me time to get a transplant … or even heal me. But, eventually you and I will die. My challenges are opening my eyes to look back at my legacy. Have I contributed? Impacted people? Invested in more than stuff? Have you?
I want to invest in the stuff that matters.
I am feeling great today. I am so thankful for each day. I am thankful for every friend, every note, every text and every visit. Hug your family today. Pick up the phone and tell the people you love how much they mean to you.
Life is an adventure. God is good. I believe it with my whole heart.
My Mom would always say, “Yesterday belongs to history, tomorrow belongs to God, and today is all we have.” How different things would be if each of us felt that Jesus would show up in person today or tomorrow. Most of the time we feel that we have years and years before we come face to face with Jesus. Judy and are are changing our prospective due to various circumstances such as your struggles. Thanks for helping so many people to get a better prospective on life.
“Yesterday belongs to history, tomorrow belongs to God, and today is all we have.”
I love that, Hal. Thanks.
NRSV John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Jesus gives us peace, hope and promise – Jesus says to us: “I am the gate. Whoever enters by will will be saved, will come in and go out and find pasture.
Know peace through Jesus the gate, only Jesus and Jesus alone gives us life, and Jesus will give it to us in an abundance we can never fathom, this side of heaven.
Thinking of you and Psalm 139:5 today. “You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.”
Praise to Him who sews us into the tapestry….
I am hemmed!! Thanks Steph 🙂