Yesterday Lindsey wrote about her visit to the hospital and the biopsy, and if you have not read that yet, you should. It’s a great read. Tonight when I sat down to post I was very tempted to not write about this as well, because she did such a good job with it. But, I do have thoughts on one point I’d like to submit to the interwebs.
What is the first word you thought of when you read those 3 words (bone marrow biopsy) in her post? Did it start with an ‘L’? Or more likely a ‘C’? Yeah, us too.
A bone marrow biopsy is no small thing. Sure, they happen every day and many, many people go through them with little to no ill effects other than some localized intense pain. It’s really a miracle of modern diagnostic medicine that we can learn so much from a procedure that is so advanced, yet is now simple for the doctors. But for reasons that have nothing to do with the procedure itself, it is still no small thing.
So when Lindsey’s doctor said those 3 scary words to us at an appointment a few weeks ago I was worried immediately. He explained that this test was simply to rule out several possible diagnoses and a “negative” would confirm his current thoughts. That took some of the fear out of it, but still he did acknowledge that there are some scary, but remote, possibilities out there.
But yesterday there was no fear, and there is no fear now while we wait. Why? It is quite simple. Over the last year the Lord has made something more and more clear to Lindsey and me. He is with us, He provides for us, He is our comfort, and most of all, His will is good. My favorite verses in the Bible are Romans 8:28-30. They bring me comfort and joy at all times and they are verses that Lindsey and I are building our marriage on.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
This truth is what we looked to yesterday. This is our firm foundation.