Since Jerry’s leg amputation seven years ago, with the diagnosis of arteriosclerosis and diabetes, we spend a lot of our time in doctors’ offices. We were in an old facility yesterday, which houses the temporary offices of a group of vascular surgeons. Their offices will be in the new hospital in January. I read the sign in the restroom as speaking for more than just an old toilet.
We used to be younger and could do all that others now do. But we in our aging are limited and have had to slow down. When you are behind us please be patient and consider also those who are in front us. We need to move slower so that we don’t run into them.
We don’t think as fast as we used to. So please hold on while we try to put our words together. Please listen so you can know what we are trying to say.
“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
that he might sanctify her,
having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
so that he might present the church to himself in splendor,
without spot or wrinkle or any such thing,
that she might be holy and without blemish.”
God is still in the process of our sanctification; purifying, cleansing, and making us ready for Himself and His kingdom, where all things are new, forever. He is still working, even when we can’t; and teaching us to be patient with others.
One day we will be in our new home. You won’t see us then; but you can rejoice with us; now, and then. In the meantime, PLEASE HOLD us; encourage us; and pray for us. If the Lord blesses you, you will be old one day, too.
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us
an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.
For the things that are seen are transient,
but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Dear heavenly Father, thank for holding us and keeping us in your care. Prepare us today and each day for each Lord’s Day worship, which will one day be an eternal worship for your glory and our joy. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen