Today, January 31, 2012, marks ONE WHOLE YEAR since I began bed rest. It also marks ONE WHOLE YEAR since Ink & Squid was born!
It’s a little surreal to read back over that first post about starting bed rest, then look at my beautiful, healthy, silly boys. I was so afraid for them, and felt so very vulnerable, but it drew me to depend so deeply on God for peace, for strength, for sanity.
That dependence isn’t something you get once and it sticks forever. When everything is dark and stormy, it’s easy to call out to God and cling to Him. But how quickly we forget the storms as soon as they calm! So today, I remember the amazing grace of God, Who brought our precious sons safely into this world.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
1 Corinthians 1:3-7