Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A long way from where I wanted to be

This week I have had my first experiences of a crises type event at home. My Grandfather was taken into the hospital with problems with his breathing. The did some tests and were unhappy with the results but due to the medication he is on they were unable to do any further tests.

For the first few days I was unable to do anything except phone my family. The time difference was extremely frustrating I was very distressed about the fact that I could not be there with my family. After a few days of stressing it was time to take stock.

I remembered a lesson that I have already mentioned here but again had been quick to forget: prayer is important and I can and must entrust the people I care about into God's care through it. Secondly, to be thankful. Thankful for the time I have had with my Grandfather and very thankful that he is a Christian. Should he pass away before I can see him face to face again I know I will see him again in heaven where all the forces which are attacking his body will no longer be a problem.

1 comment:

Roger Carswell said...

Dear James

Just nosed onto your blogg, I'm sorry to hear you're having a tough time. I feel for you because I know how lonely ministry can be even when surrounded by people. I'm going to send by email a copy of my sermon on 2Cor4. There's only the sermon notes but it might give you an idea of what I was trying to get at in thinking about the emotions we have in ministry.

Word Alive last week was good. It was grea to see evryone though.

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