Archive for May 15, 2009

A Calmer Day

Today the hospice nurse adjusted Dan’s pain medication.  He slept more, but had very little pain most of the day.  If you want to speak with him, go ahead and call us on Skype or the house phone.  If  he’s awake, he will visit with you for a few minutes…and this will bring us joy.

Our oldest son and his wife arrived today. We are all so happy to see them.  Many know our brother, Samuel.  One of our dearest couples in the Lord are bringing Samuel from Ghana for Samuel’s granddaughter’s graduation, and then out here to see Dan one more time. It’s sweet, and bittersweet to say, “Goodbye,” even though we have peace knowing that those of us who are in Christ will meet again on the Other Side where there are no more tears, no pain, no more disappointments.  I like the way “The Message” says it  in Philippians –

“I gave up all that inferior stuff so I could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself. If there was any way to get in on the resurrection from the dead, I wanted to do it.

I’m not saying that I have this all together… But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.

Stick with me, friends. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal. There are many out there taking other paths, choosing other goals, and trying to get you to go along with them…All they want is easy street. They hate Christ’s Cross. But easy street is a dead-end street…

But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.”  Phil. 3:10-21 — Anne and Dan

In Heaven, there is no darkness for God is Light!

In Heaven, there's no darkness for God is the LiIGHT!

May 15, 2009 at 6:22 am 1 comment