Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Eternal Perspective



I started crying when I saw my child's picture here:



Life is hard.


As soon as I sighed that inwardly, fragments of these words popped into my head:

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." 

I looked it up on Biblegateway. It was II Corinthians 4:8-9.

I had forgotten that the chapter closed with these words:

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

The title of Katherine’s post is “Perspective.”

One of its definitions is the proper or accurate point of view or the ability to see it.

Although Katherine’s physical eyes have been damaged, the eyes of her heart are 20/20.


I am so proud of my brave little girl.

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Please keep praying that this surgery will be effective.

It was interesting to go back and read this one, written almost two years ago.




5 comments:

Sally Baker said...

Thank you so much for writing. It is uplifting to my spirit and soul and I always squeal a little when I see a new post!
Katherine's story has been a touchstone for me and my experience. I think of and pray for her often and feel like God has led us to St. James so that we could know y'all's family.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You make a difference in my life!

Kim said...

Sally,

Your story in the St. Mary's magazine was uplifting and encouraging to me!

You are an inspiration.

So glad the Lord did lead you there... for many reasons.

Love,
Kim

Corinne said...

Your daughter {and YOU!} are in my prayers.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Katherine's post made me cry. She encourages others when she herself is enduring more than any of us will ever have to bear. You and your daughter have encouraged me as I am going through health issues.

Cheri said...

One day I was reading the passage where God calls our troubles light and momentary and I thought . . . He must be cruel or know something I don't know. Of course He isn't and of course, He does.

Katherine gives courage to others. I was thinking last night that if CS Lewis was still around and met Katherine, he would have to write a new story where she would be the heroine. We are all blessed to read the story God has written for Katherine and her mother. Yes. It is giving us all courage.