Wednesday, July 22, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: Ecclesiastes 3:9-14

Today has been a crazy day and I probably have 8 more hours to go before I can call it a day! In between baby C vomiting five (5!) times (and counting), I've been talking with my mom, dad, sister, and J about my grandpa.

You may remember me mentioning him a long time ago. Back in April they found that he had a large astrocytoma brain tumor. It was subsequently operated on and he commenced with chemo and radiation shortly thereafter. Everything was going really well with the typical side-affects of fatigue taking their toll on him. Then he took a very bad turn for the worse.

My mom flew down to Florida to be with my grandma when my grandpa was taken to the emergency room in an ambulance. Neither grandparents are doing well at all and we would covet your prayers right now.

I realize as I type this that many many people suffer worse fates to their family members and loved ones. I know of many bloggers who have sick little babies or babies that they have lost and my heart grieves for them. In light of their trials, I feel like our trial is a standard-run-of-the-mill-who-cares kind of story.

BUT God hears every prayer and knows the burdens of our heart! Nothing to Him is trivial and He, the creator of human beings, cares deeply for EACH one.

I really don't know why I picked this passage but here it is, anyway. Maybe a little weird but I liked light of the legacy my grandpa will (one day) leave behind as an amazing Christian father, husband, and leader...

Ecclesiastes 3:9-14
9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.

I love you Grandma and Grandpa and am praying for you!!!

6 people think...:

Kathy said...

Please don't feel like your tears aren't important to us. They are to me. We are called to carry one another's burdens, mourn together, cry together, and rejoice and laugh together....You have been there for so many people and now you are hurting.

Our family will be praying. For your grandmother, your grandfather, poor Baby C and for you, and thanking HIM for a loving family that knows HIM and hurts for your genuine tear or hurt is "run of the mill."

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandparents (and poor Baby C--feel better!). No matter what their age, it is always hard to watch someone hurt. We will keep your whole family in our prayers.

Southern Belle said...

I am so sorry to hear your Grandparents and Baby C are not well. When it rains it pours, but the verse you shared is so encouraging. If we live our lives for Christ nothing is for not. I'll be praying for you all!

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your grandfather isn't doing so well. I know you love him so much.

Of course this is a big deal for your family. Just because it's not like other people trials doesn't mean it is any less painful for you or your family. Don't feel bad about asking for prayer.

Those verses you shared are great. Verse 11 "He will make everything beautiful in His time..." has been a huge encouragement to me to keep going even when it is hard because we know He is working things out to be beautiful in the end. In His perfect timing!

I hope Baby C feels better by now!

Julia said...

That's a great passage, I read it in context of what I've been going through with work and stuff as well, and it's just great to hear. Praying for your Grandpa and family.

Kristen said...

oh I love that verse!! Thank you so much for sharing & your blog is absolutely adorable!! Thank you for entering my giveaway!