So, here I am again. Nothing too exciting to report. Just life.
Hmmm... Well, this week we have lots of appointments. That's exciting! I guess. :P
Let's see... On Monday, we see the GENETICIST.
On Tuesday, we see the SPEECH THERAPIST.
On Wednesday, we see the DIETITIAN.
On Thursday, we see the NEUROSURGEON.
On Friday, we see the PHYSICAL THERAPIST.
And on Saturday, we see GRANDMA. (Which is by far, the most important appointment of the week!)
Seriously though, we have lots of appointments. Not every week is quite this bad, but every so often it feels like the only thing I ever do is schedule appointments, go to appointments, cancel appointments, reschedule appointments, or run late to appointments.
Sometimes I get tired of all the appointments and think, "what's even the point to all of this?"
And then I remember, God makes appointments too. Lots of them! He makes appointments for seasons, for days, for nights, for life, for death, for joys, for sorrows, for everything in this world and everything out of this world. And he even makes appointments for me.
Ecclesiastes 3 says,
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.
What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime;...
So, that's what I'm gonna do! I'm gonna be faithful to what God's given me to do and take care of this unique child he's placed in my hands. And I'm gonna do my darnedest to rejoice, even if it means spending my entire week going to appointments. And I'm gonna choose to do good in my lifetime, instead of shirking my responsibilities and running in the opposite direction. Because in the end, that is a MUCH better way!