The verses that are yellin' this morning.
"be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”"
We are going to watch the two other "Longest Stay" Competitors leave the ICU today. That makes Chaia the longest standing resident on the ICU floor.
There are no prizes for that.
Day after day we watch kiddos come on the ICU floor. Some for a day and then they move one step closer to home. Some for a week and then they move one step closer to home.
And we sit here. Still with more unknowns than knowns. More mysteries than clarity.
Time and time again people come in the room and remark about how amazing it is. Cards, posters, scriptures, Christmas decor. It's nice and reminds us of the support we've got all over the world which is incredible, but it also reminds me that we've been here a long time to accumulate such a Hallmark collection.
So God's Word is timely.
"Be content with what you have. Because God is near."
That's the message of the Gospel. The Message of Christmas.
We have HIM.
So a lack of contentment suggests there is something better out there.
And that is idolatry. And that is absolutely not okay.
So today is a day for contentment.
We've made it to 70 days in the hospital.
And if it takes 70 more for God to heal this little one,
Then in full contentment,