July 21, 2009

In the End It's Right

Well, this isn't the way I would have drawn it up.

But it is the way God, in his unsearchable wisdom, has drawn it up, and so here we go. Susie, baby girl, and I are headed to America's fourth-largest city today for ultrasounds, an MRI, an echocardiogram, consultation with a surgeon, and all sorts of exciting adventures.

It will be an interesting journey, these next several months. My prayer from day one has been, and continues to be, that Jesus Christ of Nazareth -- the same yesterday, today, and forever -- will rearrange the child's organs and knit together a perfect diaphragm for her. Christ may or may not see fit to answer that prayer. In the meantime, we will also pray for wisdom and success for the doctors and the other medical professionals.

Whatever comes to pass, one thing is certain: God is working all things together for our good and his glory. In the words of the great Reformed hymn writer of old (or maybe it was a bisexual Obamatron, I forget which):
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life