How Can Things be the Same?

How can things be the same when they are so different? Ron and I are still together in our little house. The family came to be with us yesterday. 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 is all familiar to us.

But now Ron rests in a hospital bed, on morphine for pain, seldom conscious. The grands look at Afi (Icelandic for Grandpa) and say..Afi sleeping. Night Afi. and go on playing and trusting and expecting their parents to keep things right.

And the adults? We cry some, reminise some, fear some……while the grands, knowing they are loved…trust in that love.

Eventually the rest of us remember that we are loved too. We know Jesus. We have right relationships with God……and we determine  to trust him…because he makes all things right–even when everything seems so wrong…

Brenda J Wood

6 thoughts on “How Can Things be the Same?

  1. “But I will sing of your strength; in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; You, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.”
    Psalms 59:16-17

    Praying for you both. you all 🙂

    Hugs> Lisa

  2. Oh my dear Brenda – one never quite knows the best thing to say or do at times like this, but God does know and so, with all my heart, mind and spirit I pray Him into your heart and (exhausted) body, and ask Him to remain with you at all times (we know He never leaves us anyway) – giving you the strength needed at this time, and for Ron – the comfort he needs. I am right beside you in spirit, and know that I am here for you in whatever you need – all you gotta do is call………………love you gal

  3. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Phil. 4:6,7

    I’m praying for you through this severe trial.

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