Why is my baby brother so sick?

Why is my baby brother so sick

Almost 4 years ago I wrote this post….

“Why is my baby brother so sick?”

This was the question Ilana asked me first thing this morning.  The response I gave was not my own, I only can say that because I’ve analyzed it all day.

I pulled an “all nighter” with Liam again last night.  Now a days “all nighters” look a lot different then they did when I was younger.  I can’t count the many times I tended to him..every time my head would lay down I was right back up again.  I’m not saying this to complain, but to only give an expression of how restless little Liam sleeps.  Among the breathing treatments and med administration all through the hours, he has fits of choking, gagging, and vomiting.  His stomach tube makes it hard for him to get comfortable or for me to pick him up and walk around the house,  without the company of a backpack attached to his little tummy.  He cries with his wide eyes demanding help, asking with anticipation for some relief.

Ive never seen such a sweet baby boy, with his coal black hair and big brown eyes.  He fits into our family so perfect, he contains characteristics of everyone here.  He may not been born of my body, but that never defined his placement into our home, our family, our future lineage.  He is the promise we have heard from God for so long.  We love him, we love him so crazy much that his “problems” are just slight bumps in the road.  They are not who he is, or a definition of what he will be.

  They are just merely obstacles that desire a prayer & action response from us.  They are a situational test of faith.

Everyday we tell Liam that he is healthy and smart, loved and wanted.  Everyday we watch him grow and continue to do new things.  Our hope is that his “problems” will be treated in a way that will give testimony to Gods love and the love He wants us to have in our families.

So when Ilana  asked me “Why is my baby brother so sick,”

The first response that came to my heart was this…

“Because that way Jesus can heal him.”

 

 

We are proud to celebrate Liam’s upcoming 4th Birthday, as well as his little brother Abel, who will be turning 2.  As God has so graciously healed many parts of his Liam’s little body, we are reminded of what an awesome God we serve and how without Him we would not be the parents of two remarkable little boys!

 

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The Clanging Gong

The Clanging Gong

1 Corinthians 13:1 says…

And now I will show you the most excellent way.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol.

Many times when we think about the word love, we purely associate is with a singular kind of feeling, an emotion.  We say I love…often.  I love ice cream, I love dogs, I love the fall weather, I love…whatever or whoever it may be.

It’s definitely a well used term & mis-diagnosed adjective, that flops out of our mouths pretty often.

they word love in this scripture is talking about something other than the emotion.  It’s speaking about something deeper, something mystical and courageous.  It is referring to an action that people choose when they are indebted to something great…something that is worth every word.

This word, Love, defines a Christians response prompted by a duty of their soul that is bound by allegiance to the Creator God.  It’s something to be done…not just casual talk or rambling but a precise way to convey a message that is wrapped around a beautiful relationship with their friend, Christ Jesus.

You can speak about God all day.  You can talk about His Word and His miraculous history.  You can proclaim in His name, and shout all day from daybreak to bountiful rest and just be a noisy nuisance.  If you do not contain love when you do it…lets re-phrase…If you do not contain His priority and presence when you do it, you are certainly wasting great testimony and effectiveness.

God is love

That’s hard to wrap our minds around if you really sit in it for awhile and try to envision what that truth means when you look around the world.  We’ve heard it before and read over it so quickly, but it’s true.

If you really enjoy reading, writing, or speaking let me encourage you by saying this.  If you only do those things in the presence of God, inviting Love to each meeting, every appointment, each deadline that you have, You will not fail the priority of GodBut if you fill up your calendar and trudge along with Jesus as your side-kick, there will be a time of great humbling…and some will say you just write to write, and talk to talk, and you kinda sound like a clanging gong.  If you heart is like mine, that would be the most detrimental feeling, to hear rumor that you only do things for your glory & not His.

Let’s take time today to redirect our focus.  I’ll go first.

Thank you for reading today and swinging by week after week.  The goal here is always to bring glory to our already famous God..the God of Love, Our God who is Love.  I never want to sound like a screeching bad tune.  Let’s choose to only talk, write, speak, do anything within the presence of God, who while present brings about Love, because it’s just who He is.

It is the most excellent way!

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