Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thoughts on the Body

Chorus from If We Are The Body
by Casting Crowns

But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way

Christians are far from perfect... We are people who have messed up and been forgiven much. We've done every bad thing out there. Don't make the mistake of thinking that Jesus is for perfect people. If that were so there'd be no one in church....

But I wanted to tell a good story of how God has taken care of us through the body of Christ.

Jake & I have been going through a VERY rough time. Financially, emotionally, physically... His staph infection is on the mend & he is doing better- still tired and with little stamina, but better.

However, this last week we found out that his place of employment cancelled our insurance last month because he didn't work enough hours to qualify. (yes, he got injured on the job. yes, this is ridiculous. yes, we are in the middle of fighting it and trying to figure it out. YES! We are both ANGRY.)

This means that some of his 'every-8-hours' trips to the ER were not covered. Something like 5 or so doctor's appointments were not covered. But the biggy for right now is that our prescriptions are not covered... I have asthma & an ulcer, which means I take meds every day. Jake's got meds, too. They've run out. We can't afford them.

Also, Jake hasn't had paychecks for the last few weeks. Since we live with my mom, this isn't as much of a big deal as it could be... However, his paycheck covers our grocery & gas bills. A big deal.

But here's the amazing news: God has taken care of us. Through His hands & the hearts of His followers He has gifted us over the last 2 weeks with enough for us to eat & get to school & work. We're NOT rolling in it. We've got bills like everyone else. And 6 people does not a small grocery bill make. But God has provided us with exactly the amount we've needed every time we've needed it.

Thank you, God! Thank you, friends!

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