Our five year old son Matthew has just been diagnosed and it still seems unreal, like in any moment I will wake up from a horrible dream. It definately came as a shock, we really had no clue about this disease, until now. You go to the doctor and they are supposed to make you better, but being told there is no cure, that is the worst thing a doctor can say. So who do I turn to?
I was raised going to church, every Saturday. But these past two years I began to have a resentment with going to church, with going to a place full of hypocrites, is what I thought. And suddenly getting this terrible news, my son is dying, dying in front of me, and no one can really help me. I can only turn to one place. To my heavenly father, God. He has given me the strength I need to go on, to be brave for my son. I choose to trust to him my life and my son's life. Now I realize that I should not go to church for the sake of others but only for my sake, to be closer to my God. I have felt the urge to write these words so that maybe you will be uplifted, so you can turn your eyes, your heart to Jesus Christ. I know that some people turn against God in times of hardship, but I will not be one of those people. He owes me nothing and I owe him everything, he has given me the most precious gift, my son. But also the hope that soon this world full of suffering and evil will end and we will live with him for eternity. I can only pray that on that day my whole family will be with me.
So the only thing I can do now is pray and pray and pray; pray for my son, my family, for all the people that are suffering from this terrible condition and for all people and their families that are going through similar difficulties. I pray at all times morning, noon and night that a cure is found for all muscular dystrophy patients. I pray for strength and for peace, so I can take care of my family. I pray that we can all turn to our heavenly Father and learn to trust him with our problems and with our suffering.
I implore to God that a cure come quickly for my son. God is the ultimate healer and there is nothing impossible or too great for him; after all He is our creator. But if it doesn't come...I will accept it and I will continue to pray and to teach my son about God's love and mercy. And I will prepare for that glorious day of God's return, Jesus Christ's sacrifice will not go in vain.
I don't want to preach about religions, I just want to urge everyone to get closer to God, to open your hearts to Him, and to pray. When God's people pray amazing things can happen.
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