Thank you Father for this new day, for your love, and care for us. Thank you all for your continued concern and prayers.
Theresa completed her forth of six cycles of chemo on Thursday. Each one has hit her harder than the last. I think it is pretty wearing on her and at times hits her spirits hard. The hope is that when the 6 cycles are done, she will have more energy and endurance and be able to get back to doing what she did. Right now an hour or so in the kitchen, when she has the energy, wipes her out the rest of the day.
Well Theresa made it to her third son’s graduation from high school, one of her short term goals that chemo has allowed her to get to. He graduates today and then has his graduation party next week. We have gotten great help from my mom in helping with the graduation party. Theresa has reluctantly had to accept help with those tasks relating to his graduation, but that she can be part of it, is a big answer to prayer. Unless some unforeseen acute medical problem arises, it looks like she should be able to enjoy the summer months with her family.
With the ups and down of cancer and the uncertainty of the future, I limit my thoughts toward the future to weeks and days and not longer than that. I don’t want to think about or dwell on that which is yet to come. If I think too much about the future it affects today too much and plus I don’t know what the future holds. Yet I know who holds the future and He is dependable, trustworthy, and loving beyond measure. So it is so much better to let go, trust Him with the future and enjoy each day He has given us together. He helps us live despite it all. He helps us carry on. We will enjoy today, and celebrate our son’s accomplishments.
My devotions today were directed toward Matthew 18. Jesus confronted by Peter about how many times we should forgive someone, answers him with two extreme examples. Peter, thinking he was generous, thought 7 times was more than generous. Christ told him 70 times seven and then told him a parable where a man was forgiven millions of dollars of debt out of grand generosity of a king, but then turns around and won’t forgive a $10 debt owed to him. The two fold wisdom in this illustration is God’s grace is so much grander than what we can imagine and we constantly get it wrong when we think we act similarly to Him. He is a good good Father, worthy of so much more than we can give him. We constantly put ourselves in the way of His work, and come up with so many distortions of what the truth about Him really is. The more we have Him walk with us in life, the more we need him and want him to be Lord of it all. It is easy to trust in Him and allow faith to mature when you see the truth of who He is and He shows up at just the right time and showers us with himself.
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.