.While the neighbors are away, we are taking care of their fish. Well one of those little guys got roughed-up by the filtration system and Mrs. Craver found him alive, but doing an abnormal back-float in the tank. His fins were shredded, and he couldn't swim properly. We told the kids that the frayed fins would probably cause an earlier-than-expected expiration date.
.Life is fragile. Every minute, we're losing sand from the top of our hourglass, and we cannot know exactly when it will run out. My friend Charity was given a painful reminder that the sand is running out, but I am praying that the Lord glorifies Himself through healing her body and extending her days.
.But again, what concerns me most about my own personal journey is not the destination, and I know this to be true for Charity as well. By God's grace through faith in Christ, the empty hourglass will yield more joy and hope than we can even comprehend.
.Charity is entering into a fight against cancer. The battle is a tough one and, among other things, it may cause this fragile flower to lose her petals and maybe she will begin wearing a cap. But in the hearts of her friends she remains as lovely as ever.
.Dear sister, if you feel like your fins are frayed, and get tired, afraid or discouraged, know that we will be here to pray you back.