My father in law is facing the end of his life. He has prostate cancer that has spread to his spine and also has aneurysms, one located in the stomach and the other behind a knee, that are literally time bombs. Because of his age (91), the doctors are reluctant to operate and say that he will not survive an operation.
My mother in law died last September, and the family agrees that it was a blessing because she was trapped in a body that didn’t work right, and neither did her mind have the clarity it once did. After her death, my father in law grew closer to God. A few months passed, and he reverted to his former arm’s length relationship.
Currently, my father in law has caused us to rejoice because he has surrendered his life into Jesus’ hands. Pastor G and I pray that remains permanent for however much time God grants him with us.
I am convinced that crisis Christianity has to do with us coming to the end of ourselves, the end of our capacity. It is then that we deeply realize that when we are not able, God is.
How about you? Are you a crisis Christian or is your relationship with God consistently close? You thoughts and experiences?
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