Friday, March 23, 2007

From comfort to comfort to comfort.....

Five years ago this week Regan began having seizures. It is strange to think back to all that has changed in those years. Like most anniversaries it seems like only yesterday but in so many ways also feels like a life time ago. Five years is not really that long but I feel like I have aged twenty years. It was on the 22nd of March that Regan had her first seizure. It was on the 28th of March that we were in the ER for the first time. On March 31st this picture was taken it was Easter morning we were celebrating the resurrection from the hospital. (I told you we have aged 25 years!) On that day in the ER God have me this scripture that brought me comfort that day, and today and many many days in between. May it bring you comfort as well.

2 Corinthians 1:3-11
"Praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comforts, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed it for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted , it is for your comfort , which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope is firm, because we know that just as you share in our suffering, so also you share in our comfort. We do not want you to be uniformed brothers about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia, We are under great pressure far beyond our abilities to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed in our hears we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril , and he will deliver us. ON him we have set our hope that he will contiune to deliver us.. as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many."

1 comment:

Justin & Jenny said...

Truely God REMAINS our comfort and GIVES us comfort. God knew that I needed to read this scripture tonight and be reminded. Thank you!