The cost is high…

I’m so thankful that I spent the first 5 1/2 years of Anne’s life in blissful ignorance. She was a precious child. She still is… just different.

I’ve learned so much in the months following the accident. We must lose our life to gain it… in other words, self-sacrifice is the key to living life to its full. Because of God’s great love for us, he removes the idols of our hearts and gives us great suffering to force our gaze to Him alone. And in return, we find Him all that is good and satisfying… but at Great. Cost.

I look forward to heaven when all the loss and sacrifice will be turned upside down and there will only be fullness and joy. Yes, I look forward to that day!

2 thoughts on “The cost is high…

  1. Rebecca says:

    Original Trinity Hymnal, #587

    Like a river glorious
    Is God’s perfect peace,
    Over all victorious
    In its bright increase;
    Perfect, yet it floweth
    Fuller ev’ry day,
    Perfect, yet it groweth
    Deeper all the way.

    Stayed upon Jehovah,
    Hearts are fully blest,
    Finding, as he promised,
    Perfect peace and rest.

    Hidden in the hollow
    Of his blessed hand,
    Never foe can follow,
    Never traitor stand;
    Not a surge of worry,
    Not a shade of care,
    Not a blast of hurry
    Touch the spirit there.

    Ev’ry joy or trial
    Falleth from above,
    Traced upon our dial
    By the Sun of Love.
    We may trust him fully
    All for us to do;
    They who trust him wholly
    Find him wholly true.


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