Saturday, February 14, 2015

Five Minute Friday: When

Today I am joining the Five Minute Friday writing crew at Kate Motaung's blog. We write for five minutes on the same writing prompt. This week the word is "when."


Yesterday I needed to be in a very quiet house, so Will took the children out for the day. I had to laugh when he texted this conversation to me:
Adelaide (to waitress): My mom has a migraine.
Waitress: I hope she feels better.
Adelaide (to Will): She will when she dies.

Heaven is something that our family is looking forward to. The symptoms of my dysautonomia never go away. Each day Will, William, and Adelaide see how tired I am. They see the pain and fatigue. They wish I could join them for more activities, and they wish I felt better. We have a longing for eternity. Living with dysautonomia is teaching us to keep an eternal perspective.

Our family has often talked about Heaven, the New Earth, and the resurrection bodies that all who believe in Jesus Christ will one day receive. We look forward to the day when I will have a new body and will no longer be plagued by daily migraines, muscle weakness, and intense fatigue. One day, when I have my new body, I will feel better! It is something that I look forward to and greatly anticipate. Life in a broken body on this earth is preparing me to enjoy my resurrection body all the more!
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us...For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. Romans 8:18, 22-23
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:1-4

1 comment:

Susan Schiller said...

What a precious family, to love you through the pain like that... to know that the trials and pain of this world is only momentary. I am sorry you miss out on so much. It sounds like you have learned to find peace, joy, and a reason to rejoice, even in the midst of your suffering. Thanks for sharing this peek into your world!

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