Yesterday, at about 2:30, a doctor told my wife, “Worst case scenario… you die.” They were worried about a blood clot in her leg. Needless to say, we were at the hospital for 8 hours, but the test results showed that nothing was wrong. She went home without needing any treatment at all.
As some of you know, this scenario has happened before. In late August / September, two doctors were worried that I could be dying, but it turned out to be a relatively minor condition. Yet another time this year, God has changed our red flags to white.
Not only is God good, but He must also have a sense of humor. We ended up leaving the hospital last night laughing quite a bit. Even when our car didn’t start in the parking garage (not a pleasant surprise!), God helped us get home quickly. Strange, but God has creative ways to get through to us.
The moral of the story is: Don’t let false starts get you worried. Be confident that “He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) And remember that no matter what, God will bring you home.
Please keep us in prayer tonight and tomorrow. My wife will begin labor, and although it won’t be easy, please pray that the pain and discomfort is as minimal as possible. For me, just pray that I can eat something and that I don’t faint!