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4/3/06 Post from Michelle:

(from an email sent 4/2/06)

Quick thoughts as I have both kids napping at the same time.

I have never better understood that passage about abiding or remaining in Christ John 15:5

 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

 I never could quite grasp what to DO to abide. My experience over the last (not quite) 2 weeks has shown me that abiding or remaining in Christ seems to be less of what I do and more of what he does. I am content to be cared for by him and those who love him. I am content to leave my worries at his feet. I am content to digest his word of providence and encouragement. I am content to wait out his perfect plan for my family.

We are quick to do (and I am very grateful for this in regard to all who are so eager to serve and love me) but the Lord is showing me how to stop. And it is becoming my delight to see how he is meeting me, Mike, McKaela and Eli in this place. It hit me yesterday that I have been praying that God would be at work transforming and healing Mike's body at this time. Now I also offer thanks and gratitude for the certainty that God is working in his heart right now too. What better time for God to be drawing Mike closer to himself as he is free from ordinary distraction (apart from that regular shouting and finger wiggling).

Though Mike's eyes are closed, God sees through the dark. Psalm 139:11-14:

"If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

 May our gracious Lord be meeting you as you continue to faithfully lift Mike and our family up to his care. Thank you.


April 3, 2006 at 3:52 pm 33 comments


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