Monday, October 11, 2010

Suffering Hope

I've been sitting in a hospital for over 24 hours, waiting and watching while my son is diagnosed, tested, and medicated. His tiny body is suffering from an epidural hematoma, which is like a small blood blister forming at the base of his spine, causing pressure and pain. He is suffering; thus, I am suffering.

While I don't agree with all the eastern philosophical language, I have to believe that the heart behind this 3-minute TED talk is true (RSS readers, click through to see the video):

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Suffering leads to hope. Completely counterintuitive. Completely Jesus-centered. It's the truth we're embracing in this season. Thank you to those who pray and suffer with us.

1 comment:

  1. I am praying for you and Katie and especially for Copeland. I can't imagine your emotions.