John 14:1-Jesus Comforts His Disciples ] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me (NIV)
How can things be the same when they are so different? Yesterday, Ron and I were still together in our little house. The family came to be with us. Charles and Tabetha brought lunch. Judith and I ate our standared white chicken with baked potato. Ron rested. The grandchildren play high-spirited games around our feet. This was all too familiar to us.
But yesterday,Ron rested in a hospital bed, on morphine for pain, seldom conscious. The grands looked at Afi (Icelandic for Grandpa) and said..”Afi sleeping. Night Afi.” and went on playing and trusting and expecting their parents to keep things right. And the adults? We cried some, reminised some, feared some……while the grands, knowing they were loved…trusted in that love.
Today Ron is with Jesus. Eventually the rest of us remember that God loves us too. We know Jesus. We have right relationships with God……and we determine once more to trust him…because he makes all things right–even when everything seems so wrong…
Prayer- Thank you God that you give us hope in the depths of darkness….Amen
Brenda J Wood http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com