Laura Jhaveri (to all her children)
Obviously a choice has been given: Put the laundry away or NOT. The picture speaks volumes of the choice the children made!
Wait a minute. I thought you were going to talk about taking on “Your Everest” – what does putting away laundry have to do with anything?
Good question, hang on, I’ll connect the dots…
It is where a father and synagogue ruler came to Jesus to heal his daughter.
The situation was dire and Jairus was desperate.
Jesus agreed to go to Jairus’ home to heal his daughter. Let’s pick up the story as Jesus is approaching Jairus’ home:
Mark 5:35 While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. "Your daughter is dead," they said. "Why bother the teacher any more?"
“Today is your last day, sorry!”
“I am leaving you, our marriage is over.”
"We got the results, you will want to sit down."
“Akhil you have ALS.”
“Sorry, but ________ “ <- You fill in the blank.
Why bother? It’s over.
Wecome to your Everest.
Fortunately the story doesn’t end there. Jesus ignored the men and turned to Jairus ...
Mark 5:36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
BTW: That’s Peter, James and John in the background.
But did you see it?!
The path to take on Everest?
It was right there! Jesus gave Jairus a choice:
Be afraid or Believe!!!
Obviously Jairus chose to believe and his daughter lived.
Wait, there is another nugget here. Jesus didn’t say, “Don’t be afraid, believe.” He added the word Laura used in her quote! Jesus said, “… JUST believe.”
In other words, Jesus is saying, “I’ve done all the hard work. All you have to do is just believe.”
How do you take on Everest? Choose: Be afraid or just believe.
I know someone reading this post needs this word. This message is sooo good. It is sooo God!
It is how I have chosen to take on my ALS. Just believe in God’s goodness. He has an amazing plan. I trust him, how about you?
Your Everest waits: JUST BELIEVE.