4 Sep 2011

Family Life :: Hospital & Hope

This past week we had to take little man to the hospital for dehydration. Not an easy thing for any of us, but what he needed. I got to thinking... the only other time i have been in the hospital with him was when he was born. What a precious gift our son is to us.

One thing i love is how God has been speaking to me in these difficult days through His word...

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
{Revelation 21.3}

[oh, how i can't wait for the day when God will physically dwell with his people. makes me think of the good days back in the garden, or what it must have been like when Christ walked on the earth. how thankful i am for the presence of God today through the Holy Spirit, but how i long for 'God himself' to be with us as our God! it's like i love my families presence in our life through email, phone calls, and skype... but how lovely there physical presence it to a whole new level! how much more with the presence of the living God!]

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
{Revelation 21.4}

[what a beautiful promise and picture of hope. no more death. no more tears. no mourning... or crying or pain... how much all of those things are a part of our every day reality living in a broken world. this place is broken... sometimes i forget that. until weeks like this, when i long for it to be fixed... long for home... long for His presence. so glad that we have this to look forward to... one day all of these things will be no more.]