August 30, 2006

Time with Josh

Since Josh (Chandler, my friend who was severly injured in a car accident on June 2nd - chandlerupdate.blogspot.com) was moved to Charlotte for rehabilitation, I had not had the opportunity to see him, primarily since Charlotte is 3.5 hours from Rocky Mount. On the way back to school (figure it out), I passed right through Charlotte. Since I had no reason to be at school early, I had plenty of time to stop by the rehab. hospital and spend some time with Josh.

As I drove through downtown Charlotte, I began to think about all that Josh had gone through. Sometimes, I am still tempted to ask questions regarding why Josh had gone through all of this. I'm sure part is sin and part is my finite being. However, I cannot view this "accident" through the lens of chance or "bad luck." God is SOVEREIGN. He performs all things after the counsel of His own will. (This would be God's sovereign will -- It cannot be thwarted, and not you and I can do nothing to change it.)

My faith has grown and matured over the last 3 months, as I have read Scripture, meditating on the greatness and independence of God. I don't think my faith has given me a greater boldness of attitude, like a greater positive spin on life. Rather, it seems like God is growing my faith into more of a quiet confidence, recognizing that God is always in control, and that I can fully trust in Him. He is MY God! I am His child!!!

It has been difficult to see Josh suffer. It has been nice to see him improve though. Back to my visit.... I was able to talk with him, face to face, for the first time since May, when we through a mutual friend a bachelor party. (He still remembers the idiotic rated-PG movie we watched that night!!!) Through all Josh has been through, he has not lost his "one-line" humor. I am so thankful that I have a friendship with Josh. It has caused me to grow closer to God.

"Great is the LORD...His greatness is unsearchable."