Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dr's Appointments.... Gotta Love 'Em

Ok So today we had a follow up appt with the shoulder dr that we were referred to.

And shock of all shock apparently nothing is wrong with Matt's shoulders. (Yeah right).

He now has to go to therapy 3 times a week for four weeks (more money) and then come back for a follow up appt with the shoulder dr, because the shoulder dr thinks the problem is stemming from Matt's neck.

Ok enough of that.

In my quiet time yesterday I read about Hagar. You know there was never an age given for Hagar. We don't know how old she was when she had Ishamel, or when she was banished when Ishmael was 16 or when she died. How sad to have the only thing remembered for was being the second wife of Abraham, being treated badly by Sarah and having Ishmael. But I guess we know about her becuase of those things. Reading about Hagar opened up more questions about Sarah.

When Ishamel was born Sarah was 76, Sarah had Isaac 22 years after Ishamel was born. How hard that must have been to have to see this boy that was supposed to "build her family" up but not the promised son grow, eventually marry and have children all before Sarah and Abraham had the blessing of the promised son.

This is just a small show of how God works. I honestly believe that Sarah and Abraham were not given the promised son until they were ready to raise him the way he should have been raised.

I would love to read a journal of Sarah's from the time that she heard the promise of a son that would lead to a nation to the time that she actually had Isaac and after. I would love to know how she handled the struggle of trust that the Lord would come through with his promise of a child. I would love to know if she was joyful, if she was happy, if her faith faltered at all. There is nothing about how she dealt with the "shame" of not having a child until very late in life.

It is amazing the type of questions that come up when you dive into God's word. Sometimes they are questions that will never be answered but they are more to get you thinking so you can maybe move forward in your own journey. God does answer our questions we just need to be bold enough to ask Him and to be open for His answer.

1 comment:

hilary_dehaan said...

Okay, so I didn't know you had a blog! Yippee!! Now I need to go back and read-up on stuff ;-)