“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.” Isaiah 40:28 (NKJV)
Late in 2012, I posted an entry on this site, sharing about my Christmas miracle. A couple of weeks later, I had another miracle: two barium swallow x-rays showed a mass on my esophagus, but a subsequent endoscopy and CT scan showed NOTHING. The mass had disappeared. The gastroenterologist was greatly puzzled and his nurse said, “We simply cannot figure this out.”
I answered, that I could figure it out—it was a miracle. Again our family rejoiced. But the joy produced by these miracles has been tremendously shadowed by the recent discovery that a family member, our daughter-in-law Rosemary, does have cancer—and will soon undergo surgery.
When considering my own possibility of cancer, I had an over-abundance of that perfect peace which God promises Christian believers through the indwelling Holy Spirit. But for Rosemary, I grieve. Rosemary is forty-five years old. She has a husband (our son, Karl) and two teen age sons.
I am seventy-nine years old. But as old as we may be, and as “wise” as we would like to think we are, we are still human enough to plead with God. I have been pleading, “Why Lord? Why Rosemary instead of me?”
Of course I know that our Sovereign God is all-wise, all-perfect, all-everything! He knows what He is about, and all of this has been known to Him since before the foundations of the world. Praise God, Rosemary and her husband know that as well. God used my miracles for His glory. He will be glorified, and He will bless Rosemary through her experience as well.*
God’s understanding may be unsearchable to us, but He is Lord!!!
Margaret L. Been, ©2013
*Rosemary has an honest and valiant faith, and an upbeat desire to encourage others. If you would like to track with Rosemary’s journey, you can visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rosemarybeen .