Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Perfect Quote

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it."

That pretty much sums up our life right now. We can't make Abigail better, but we can keep on laughing! Everyone prays that God will heal Abigail; in part, I think because that is what we have been taught and because no one wants to see a child sick and in pain. As I pray and ask the Lord to pray through me giving me the words He would have me pray, they have never been that He would heal her. I am not sure what her purpose here on earth is, but I know that we have encountered and befriended people we would never have met had she not had this disease. Abigail is proof to me that nothing is by chance. The Lord directs our paths in everything we do: in the places that we live, in the hospital rooms by the sick child and their family next to us, in the doctors that He chooses for us, in the grocery store by the person we are in line next to, etc. This situation in life has made me more aware of my surroundings and the people that He places before me. My prayer for Abigail isn't that God will heal her, but that she and this disease will bring glory to God. Maybe at some point God will lay upon my heart for Him to heal her, and maybe for others He already has, but my goal is to aid her in bringing Him all the glory. Jesus said it best in John, chapter 11 verse 4, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God be glorified through it."


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Kristen said...

I think the point that you are at is definitely that of a wise woman - following after God, rather than a frantic mom! I know it's been a long road of everyone telling you that nothing's wrong and finally the answers are probably the most reassuring! :)

Abigail is a beautiful little girl who I have no doubt that God will use. :)

PS - My boys LOVED their playdate yesterday with your girls yesterday - here's a video of the four little monkeys...¤t=MVI_1466.flv