Sunday, August 19, 2012
Peace in the Midst...
I'm sorry for being absent for so long. Boo's dementia is more pronounced and I have significantly less time to blog. We are trying different approaches to handle this: medical, lifestyle changes and lots of peace and quiet for him. Please pray with us as we try to discern the best path for Boo and for comfort for him.
These last few weeks, Boo's confusion and fear have eaten away at his peace. When he was given Communion recently, this scripture was quoted and Boo has remembered it. Often when he is disoriented and aware of it, he'll pray for peace. Just a few months in similar circumstances, Boo would pray to be aware of where he was. I find this change very telling. His bedrock isn't based on his physical circumstances, but on his spiritual. He wants God's peace in the midst of confusion. That's been a practical and needed lesson for me. In the midst of all the unrest in the world around me, in the midst of all Boo's confusion and neediness, in the midst of my overworked mind and exhausted body, God freely gives me of His Peace. What more could I need? What more do any of us need?
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