Monday, November 22, 2010

Praise in the Midst of Sickness

Tonight I sit here with my beautiful 7 year old daughter.  She is sick with a sore throat and fever.  I gave her tylenol that has helped break the fever for now and honey which has soothed her little throat.  I pray for her and give Praise to the Lord for blessing me with this strong, faith-filled little girl.

Times like this make me realize just how much I love this little girl.  Sometimes in the midst of the busy-ness of life, I forget just how little she really is.  In the pace of today's world, children are grown before you blink your eyes.  Seven year olds often act like pre-teens and in turn are treated as such.  But nights like tonight remind me that she is indeed only seven, just a baby who needs her loving mother's care.  I thank God for her and praise him in her time of sickness. 

Times like tonight remind me how easy it would be for the Lord to call her home.  How quickly she can be taken from me.  Times like tonight reminds me how much I should appreciate the Gift of her being, of her belonging to me, even for this short season of life.  God has entrusted me to raise and love this child of His, to guide and take care of her.  He's entrusted ME, of all people, ME.  He is wise, He knows best and for this I am thankful, for this I give Him praise and teach her to praise Him, even at her worse.  He will not fail either of us.  He is the Great I Am, Father of Heaven and Earth and all the Universe.

(Luke 8:48 NKJV) And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace."

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