Thursday, June 21, 2012

Good news/Bad news

Today's good news for me: no sign of the hives, and a marked improvement in the congestion, still no sign of cancer, and small signs of continued recovery from 6 hard months.

Today's bad news for me: the steroids seem to be getting the better of me, interrupting my sleep, and making me a little shaky and scattered. The resulting stupid errors and mistakes this morning as I try to sew or work on teaching items are insanely irritating to me-- which may have something to do with the steroids as well.  But the emotional roller-coaster they cause is all I need to encourage my sin and blind me to the truth of God's providential care and love.  *Sigh*. Wretched man (or woman) that I am, who can save me from this body of death?

Today's bad news for us all: sin is alive and well.  It leads to more than selfishness, but to a broken world filled with broken people inhabiting broken bodies. That is bad news.

Today's good news for us all: Christ Jesus has conquered sin and death, and when he comes again for His own, these light and momentary afflictions will be as nothing compared to the huge weight of His glory which He will lavish upon us for eternity.That is good news, indeed!  As I remind myself, Gentle Readers, I thought I would remind you as well.


ikceb said...

Amen, Chris! Praying that the side effects subside so you can rest and not be frustrated. I'm right there with you.

Quotidian Life said...

I'm thankful that good news is so much greater and deeper than the bad news. Thanks for the reminder, Chris. I'm glad the hives are better and hope the other symptoms subside soon.

jlt said...

So thankful that the afflictions are light and momentary compared to the eternal weight of glory. :) Thank you for reminder today. I'm thinking of you often and praying, too.