3 things a stomach bug taught me about chronic illness

This week I learnt 3 truths about chronic illness I never want to forget…

Uncomfortable, rather depressing, but half a week later and I was over it and back at work.

But something had changed. While I was unwell I learned three very important truths about chronic illness – and I don’t want to ever forget them. Continue reading “3 things a stomach bug taught me about chronic illness”

Can Jesus really sympathise?

“Jesus knows what you’re going through.”

The Bible tells us that Jesus as a High Priest can sympathise with all of our sufferings. That He knows what it is to be human.

I have often rebelled against that. Was Mary sick with an incurable disease? Was Joseph? Did one of Jesus’ brothers or sisters suffer from epilepsy or depression or MS? If not, then how can He possibly know what it’s like to be a Watcher? How can He possibly sympathise with me?

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Watching is a PRIVILEGE

Am I going crazy?

Following on the heels of the previous post, ‘Watching is hard’, the title above seems incongruous. But be assured, what follows will not cancel out what was written previously. There’s a reason this post is titled ‘Watching is a privilege’ rather than ‘Watching is easy’.

Watching remains hard, very hard. But I’d like to propose that it is also a privilege. It is an opportunity, and a very unique one. You see, the world around us says that a good and normal life is one full of ease and comfort, luxuries and relational happiness.

That’s all very well, and ideally maybe such a life would be good and normal.

But we know it is not.

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