From a Creighton Student's Perspective
December 2, 2011
Sophomore, Accounting Major, Spanish Minor
When I went to visit him during this time he was always super chipper and happy to see me and the nurses. He never complained and was so grateful every time that someone would come to see him. Had it been me in the hospital, I probably would have been mopey and complaining about everything. I asked him, “Aren’t you mad that you are here?” He just smiled, saying, “Lauren, there is nothing to do, besides it will all work out. Besides, I get to see you so stop your complaining, and what would you like me to color?” The reason that I think he is out of the hospital is because he had great medical help, friends and family; but I think that his faith kept him strong. In the biblical story, the man asks Jesus to help him see. Jesus seeing his pain and the man’s faith and good heart allowed him to be healed. While that story seems slightly incredulous, I have seen it with my own eyes in my own family. Jonathan’s faith has always been pure and strong and I know that God has big plans for him. Shoot, my brother wants to be a teacher, a designer, and in the Peace Corps….if that doesn’t say big plans I do not know what does.
Basically, my closing thought is that we must keep faith and keep heart. While God may not heal all of our ills, he can be there to help carry the burdens in our day-to-day lives, like Jesus carried the cross in order to save the word. Let us never give up, but rather accept and move on and work with a situation, what ever it may be.
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