I was reading today about Jesus walking on the water. Peter stepped out of the boat to join him and walked on the water too until he saw his surroundings and began to fear. At that moment he started to sink. I can identify with Peter right now. It is easy to have faith when your not emotionally and physically involved yourself. I can have faith for the people of Haiti because I am not them. Having faith for God to heal my son is much more personal and I feel myself sinking. All the "what ifs" start to surface and suddenly I am very aware of my surroundings and all the possibilities.
At times like this, I know I must do 2 things:
1. I will fix my eyes on the one who isn't sinking. Just as the storm and the waters couldn't over take Christ, this won't either. He knows what those images say and He knows what our future holds.
2. I will remind myself that I serve an ever present God who is at work around me. I entered this Haiti project hoping to raise enough money to build a house for one family and since then I have seen the money come in for a duplex and we are now well on our way to having the funds to build another house in the spring. I hoped for one outcome and God has far surpassed that hope with immeasurable blessing. Why should this situation with Jack be any different?
Thanks for praying with me and walking with me through this. I look forward to sharing the results, whatever they might be, because God's faithfulness is the same regardless.