I have spent the past three weeks utilizing this blog space to provide updates concerning Kimberly and Angie’s kidney transplant surgeries. Social media (like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook) are an interesting animal. They allow a level of interaction (albeit selective and managed) that would have been impossible just 10 years ago. Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have read at least one of the posts I have attached to this blog detailing our saga. I never thought that many people would ever read this . . . I have not written these posts to promote my blog, make a name for ourselves, or generate sympathy. However, I have been writing these posts for a reason. Tonight, I wanted to put up a post letting you know what those reasons are.
I think I have been writing these posts for three primary reasons: Me. You. Jesus.
- I have been writing these updates for Kimberly and myself . . . as a journal record for us of what all has happened . . . and someday as a testament for Joshua of what God did in our family.
- I have also been writing this to help facilitate updates and prayer requests to so many of you who have expressed interest in this transplant. We are so thankful for your help, prayers, and words of encouragement. We have NEVER felt alone in this trial.
- Finally, we have also been writing this to help shine a spotlight on our beautiful Savior through all this. Our lives are a canvas on which God paints a revelation of Himself for a watching world. I wanted to encourage all of us to see Him, not just hospitals at this time. Think of this blog like a flashlight shining on His handiwork.
So, that is why I have been writing: for me, you, and Jesus . . . Hopefully these three purposes intertwine like a cord of three strands . . . allowing us to fellowship together around His work.