I’ve been following on Facebook the posts of a family with a child who is dying of cancer. I am one of millions who are now engaged with this child and his family, hoping and praying with the frequent updates on his condition.
He is still dying.
There has been no remission, no miraculous coming together of heaven and earth to expel the damn cancer and breathe wholeness into the child.
I almost cannot bear to follow the story anymore.
On our prayer list we have people who are suffering from all manner of needs and pains, yet heaven has been silent.
As a theologian, I can explain such things away through the systematic theology I carry in my brain.
As a pastor and a man with my own sorrows and trials I wonder what happened to the promises I have believed and taught with great fervor.
God has shown Himself in enough ways that I cannot doubt His existence or heart…but the questions remain.
If the promises of divine intervention are not literally true all the time, but must be nuanced and explained with theology and reason…what else cannot be held as literally true and must be subjected to theology, nuance, and reason?
On to the trivial…
One of my incisions didn’t heal and thus there has been a large, deep wound in my back since the surgery. I chanced upon a tube of New Zealand Manuka honey…and it’s healing up quickly now. Worth a try if you have a similar issue.
There is a new website up dealing with James McDonald…and not in a complimentary fashion. This is very well done and well documented.