Because We Never Know the End…

October 7, 2010 at 11:37 am (Godly Living, Trust) (, , , , , , , )

Posted by Abigail

The last word you heard from me, I shared that I was losing a baby.  I told of hard paths, of death, of grief, of discouragement.  And I told of the Shunamite woman–of the miracle baby who grew up and died.  And of the pathway of trust down which Yahweh led her.  Whatever God does is always good, regardless of our limited perspective.  Then I vanished into real time.

In the story of the Shunamite woman, the end was not death, but resurrection.  God’s very real power at work to bring life from death.

I want you to know that, in real time, God did intercede with mercy.  I’ve since discovered that the baby’s life has been spared.  And the mother looks beautiful–as the nurse says, she’s gotten back her sparkle.  Even when I saw death, God was working for life.

The fact is, I’ve been seeing a lot of “hopeless” situations–both at the clinic and in the rest of real time.  I’m sure many of you can sympathize.  Many of them, I still don’t see the end.  May never.  But I know God is still righteous and does what is right.

I’d love to hear how God is at work through hard situations in your life…what you are learning about trust, and what you are discovering about death and resurrection.

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