Understand, I wasn’t the patient…BUT, everyone in my immediate family was…You see, on the morning of June 5th, my wife had given birth to our first child – Tyler, who turned 16 yesterday.
In addition to the normal fears of being a first-time parent, certain circumstances added to our concerns. Minutes after the baby was brought to the room, nurses whisked him away to the NICU for a breathing abnormality. This was followed by intense jaundice adding a couple of extra days to the hospital stay and a week’s worth of bilirubin tests. I still remember our family doctor (who looked a lot like Rick Moranis) standing in my wife’s hospital room assuring us that everything was okay and we had to keep things in perspective. Even though the immediate looked scary…the long-term prognosis was excellent.
Isn’t that just like life? Immediate circumstances bring fear and anxiety. In the long term, we are promised that God will never leave us, abandon us or forsake us. Every day of the past 16 years has proved worthy of that celebration.
In the words of Mandisa’s new song:
Cause it’s only the world i’m living in … I know the best is still yet to come Cause even when my days in the world are done There’s gonna be so much more than only the world for me…
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