Tuesday, April 19, 2011

19th April

It’s had to be a slow day for Jane after being so busy yesterday, so again she’s enjoyed the sunshine in the garden for several hours. But she has been experiencing more breathlessness as well, which if she hadn’t just had an x-ray would be causing more concern. Anyway, perhaps she’s just overdone it getting through the hospital thing and certainly she’s been extremely tired. Maybe it will settle down again quickly as she rests, we’ll see, and in the meantime we continue to pray to God for his favour!

I left Jane with an old friend for an hour or two whilst she was outdoors and they shared a few smiles as well as some tears. It’s got to be so difficult when a mutual close friend passed away not too many years ago. She had cancer and last time I saw her she wore an oxygen back-pack a bit like Jane’s… I’m just so glad that we are all unique individuals and that no matter the similarity of life’s trial, God has a specific design for our life which is not only on a totally different pathway, but pray God a different outcome in the battle for victory over cancer. It’s a privilege and wonderful to know, as an absolute certainty, that our ultimate destination is shared… we’ll be joining each of these friends in an eternity prepared by our mutual friend and saviour Jesus.

Jeremiah 29:11 ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ (NIV)

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