Thursday, January 18, 2007
Driving Miss Natasha
This is my friend Natasha (not her real name!). This afternoon I had the privilege of driving her to an appointment with her surgeon. She suffers from chronic, severe back pain and has had several surgeries for it. On the ride she tells me of God's grace in her life, of God's "sense of humor," and how mysterious and good is his providence. At the surgeon's office, everyone is glad to see her, and she makes them laugh. She suffers in ways I cannot imagine--but she makes us all laugh. I hope if I ever have to truly suffer, I can smile like Natasha and make people laugh.