Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/takemyha/public_html/wp-content/themes/canvas/functions/admin-hooks.php on line 160

From First to Last

Sam X-raySam fell on Tuesday, his right leg slipping and buckling underneath him, twisting his little face into a contortion of pain. We were equally as concerned about the damage from twisting ligaments and joints. After a mostly sleepless night, Wednesday marked yet another “first” in our family: first trip to the emergency room for X-rays.

As you can see, it was an exhausting experience.

Thankfully, the x-rays were negative. Most likely, it will be a couple of days before his walking again; but Sam will recover. And so, today I’m moved to share an x-ray of my heart, my innermost feelings and faith:

You see, Ginny held Sam and talked him through the procedure when I had to come back to church for a funeral service. Wednesday, March 26th, also happens to be my mother’s birthday. Ginny shines new light on my own mother’s love too.

When I arrived at church, one of the scriptures I read was of the Risen Christ, proclaiming that he is the Alpha and the Omega (Rev 1:17). And I am most thankful that – from the first to the last, through the generations, and no matter what – we have each other to hold, resting in the grace of another’s love.

About Andrew Taylor-Troutman

I am a pastor and a preacher, a writer, a husband and a father. My professional and personal lives are deeply involved with story-telling: stories that are silly and poignant or profound and commonplace. Stories that are tear-jerkers and belly-shakers. Stories about my son, Sam, and the congregation I serve, New Dublin Presbyterian Church. Each in its own way, these personal narratives shed light on the great story that God is writing with humankind and all of creation.

Subscribe

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

, , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply