What is God Showing You?
It is a question that we all should be asking ourselves from time to time. Remember, our life here on earth is not about ourselves, but rather to bring glory to God. This is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. I have a tendency to make it all about Ken rather that bringing glory to my Heavenly Father. It’s about me, what I did, rather than what God did through me.
Last week when our son, Eric, was in the the operating room, in the midst of a very risky procedure, God brought this verse to my mind… And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Quite honestly, I struggled with that verse for some time. How could what my son and our family was going through bring glory to God? I looked around the surgery waiting room and saw the sheer number of people waiting with us..friends and family. Then, I considered all the emails, notes, kind words, FB posts that Eric, Cheyanne and our entire family has been receiving telling us about their prayers for Eric. There were and are literally thousands, tens of thousands…maybe even hundreds of thousands of people praying for Eric. I was overwhelmed!
It was at that point that I realized how “good” was coming our of Eric’s 9 1/2 year battle. You see, God has been and is drawing people near to Himself through people’s prayers for Eric and our family! Pretty incredible when you think about it. There are people who are drawing close to our Almighty God through their intercession for Eric, Cheyanne and our family. People are being impacted in a good way through a terrible set of circumstances.
Eric, and Cheyanne as well, have an incredible testimony as to their faith through this long battle. They have impacted many, many more people than they can ever imaging. The Lord has given them the strength to endure this battle and provided numerous miracles along the way. God is bringing “good” out of a terrible situation. He is bring people closer to Himself.
How about you? What is God Showing You?
Thank you all for your continued prayer for Eric, Cheyanne and our entire family.