Decieving Light and Swollen Faces

DustyMark's Journey, Words from Mark 3 Comments

March 28th

Today is my moms’ birthday. I told her I would come see her and I haven’t yet so lets keep this short.

I love the light the last two days but it has been so deceiving. I think if I go out in it, it will warm me up but it does no such thing. Yesterday, as I tore down the Christmas lights (with work gloves on), I thought my fingers might freeze off!!

On Saturday I noticed Mark’s face looked a little puffy, swollen. Yesterday, it looked more swollen and he slept all day long. I worried that he might be having some sort of reaction to a new med or the immunotherapy or maybe it’s just that “moon” face people get from steroids. Today seemed better but again, he slept almost all day. Cancer is weird. There doesn’t seem to be any consistancy with any of it.

I scheduled an MRI for tomorrow for his shoulder so we can at least get that looked at but to do all the spots we would have to wait 3 weeks and we feel like this is too aggressive to wait any longer than we can help.

I took Felicity to her baby appointment and she had another ultrasound. You could see her eyelashes..and even some of her hair (the baby). Her little lips and nose are perfect. She only has 4 more weeks.

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Part 3:  One Sacrifice

Hebrews 9:27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Jesus died once—because he was perfect, his payment to my creator was done once and for all.  My feelings of inadequacy or fear have nothing to do with the Truth.  We always want to add to God’s plan.  We think we will need to keep doing good stuff to keep the scale in our favor.

The Bible has been telling us that there is no scale.  God is not measuring how many Goodwill donations you’ve made, versus fibbing mileage on your expense reports.  I find that so many friends and family really believe that somehow God is weighing their good deeds versus their bad deeds.  This really is great news —because I know some people who have really screwed up (Me) and the fact that I can be totally free and clear of all wrong doings by trusting in the message is unique.  No other religion believes this,  and many Christian denominations have abandoned this philosophy and even I struggle with it.  I CAN’T do enough good to be free from death and condemnation.  I am free only by trusting this unique message.  Grace, being given something, truly given, no payment, no scale, total undeserved gift, no strings attached.  

Jesus being who he is was sacrificed once!  One time! To take away all the wrong from many people who accept it.  The price has been paid for me.

Comments 3

  1. I am reading these blog posts in the perfect moment. At a time in my life when God is using me to show His love in the most unique way to someone who doesn’t know it exists, this message reminds me that in order to reflect Jesus, we must give all of ourselves without expecting a return on our investment. This is a difficult concept, but it can and will change lives if we look to God in every situation!

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