Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This morning our friend went to a much better place. He is no longer in pain. He is no longer broken. But whole and complete, in Heaven with our Mighty God. While we may never fully understand why this young man is now in Heaven instead of here with his family and friends, I can however guarantee that God has a plan for it all.
God knows how many hairs are on each of our heads, so that means he definitely knows what is going on. He knows what we can handle. What we are capable of and what we need. His plans don't always line up with ours, but at the end of the day His are always better. He blesses through unthinkable situations. He heals the broken hearted. He gives strength to the weak and he helps those in need. God wants us to rely on Him and His stength alone, because we are simply inadegquate by ourselves. Anyway you slice it....let's face it...we never would measure up, without God in our lives.
You see, we were created for relationships. Relationships with our family. Relationships with friends. Relatinoships with fellow believers. (This list could go on and on....) BUT most importantly we were created for a relationship with God. We are empty inside unless God is there filling us. We can try to fill that void with any and everything, but it will never be filled without God in it. God has got to be the most important thing in our lives. Above family, friends, work and hobbies. God has to be #1. Numero Uno. Unless he is, nothing else will be right. (Believe me...I am speaking from experience.)
Although, even when we have God as our first priority bad things can still happen. That doesn't make us immune to bad things. It just gives us the strength we need to get through them. I am convinced that God will use this whole situation for good. I've already heard about someone accepting Christ and getting baptized because of this. God allows bad things to happen, but we also have to remember that he uses those situations causing good things to come from them.
Because, if God is for us, who can be against us after all?
I feel like I probably just rambled on WAY too much. I didn't sleep much, if any at all last night. Between praying, nightmares and praying I think I may have gotten a couple....And I haven't really been able to eat anything today. (And if you know me at all...which you do by now reading this, that is very unusual for me not to want to eat.) I ate some breakfast, but never had any lunch or anything because my heart aches. It aches for my dear friend. It aches for her unborn son. It aches for their family. Since I am a musician, I feel deeply. Which means I can love deeply, be happy so deeply and also feel so deeply. So deep it just aches in my soul. Even though I know our friend is in a better place, I ache for his wife and family still here....and here now without him.
A friend of the family set up a website so people would be able to help donate money towards the medical expenses too. Just in case you are interested in helping out.