Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"...when you reach the edge of the Jordan River, go and stand in the river..."

When we were in Jordan and going into the Holy Land, we crossed the Jordan River. In the spring, the river is in flood stage and the normal looking creek becomes a raging river. Joshua was told by God for the priests carrying the Ark to step into the river and wait for God to tell them what to do...they did and the water piled up and ceased to flow .... They had to be fearful...this is one of the books of the Bible that repeats so many times---"do not be afraid", and "be strong and courageous".

There are few bodies of water I have not been in..creeks, rivers, lakes, oceans, I always loved it all, and would swim anywhere I could. This is a different kind of "river" in which I have only dipped my toes, so far. I have only Thought I was being faithful, and being courageous. I go Thursday seeking my last chance of anything for healing. I am down to the only chance left if God allows me to live longer and get a little bit cured for a while longer. The pain meds are working very well, and I am not near hurting so much, but I am sleepy alot more. I hate that feeling. I have less ambition. But you cannot ask for everything! So I ask for another chance to be here and take care of John and be with our babies a little longer. I am ready to "step into that river" . Thank you God...Joshua 3:8 "Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant, "when you reach the edge of the Jordan River, go and stand in the river..".16 "the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap..."

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkJune 15, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Dearest Bev,
    Yes, be strong and courageous and do not be afraid; He'll never forsake you. Don't give up the fight. Thursday is a new day and with it may dawn a newer and better treatment than has been offered you before. Give it all you've got. Ask for the big guns. Let those docs know this little redhead isn't ready to leave this earth just yet. You've got work to do! I'm praying, my whole family is praying, and every family you know is praying and hoping for another chance for our Bev. Hang in there and rest comfortably with your new meds and the knowledge that we've gotcha covered Friend.
    Much love,
    Barbara and Alan