For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
If you read the post on Heart Awareness, you know that Tony Martin is in the hospital, waiting for a heart transplant. He is currently dependent on two IV drips to keep arrhythmia at a minimum so he can’t go home until he receives a new heart.
The latest update on Tony is that there is nothing new – still waiting. He has been in the hospital for a little more than five weeks. We carefully look up “the list,” checking to see how many candidates are listed at 1A. We continually ask our team if there has been any movement (there hasn’t). As far as we know, for his blood type, Tony remains at the top of the list in this area. He doesn’t feel well but right now he is relatively stable.
I can’t help but be reminded through all of this that we are all waiting. How often do we pray like John in Revelation 22:20 “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” If only I watched and waited as fervently for His coming as I have recently for Tony’s new heart.
In our wait for the heart, we continue on with life in our “new normal.” The animals get fed, the bills get paid, homework gets done. We have our dear brothers and sisters who so graciously help bear our burdens as taught in Galatians 6:2 and who eagerly wait with us. Through this, I am challenged to eagerly await for Christ’s rapture of His Church, made possible through a sacrifice far greater than organ donation, to help bear the burdens of others and to fervently spread the good news of His love.
Thank you for your prayers.