head in the clouds
Well I feel as though I’ve got my head up in the clouds recently mostly because thats where I have spent a lot of my time over the past few weeks as I’ve travelled America and now have a rushed trip from sunny Queensland to cold, cold Victoria!
We went through the scanners at Brisbane Airport and somehow I ended up with an even split of the children but almost all of the bags which meant that I was pushing 6 bags down the bench to the scanner (with some help by other randoms in the line) once I got through the lady asked to see in one of the bags, so picture it me with 2 kids, 6 bags, 2 trays and people impatiently trying to get around us. Once the bag was opened I was informed that she was looking for scissors, (yep Mich had smuggled some scissors on board a domestic flight) after searching the whole bag the lady found some scissors concealed in the side pocket of my wife’s make up bag. (nah that’s not sus at all) Then to top it all off just after I’ve finally packed everything back up and Mich had come to help, she gets whisked away for an explosive test! Needless to say I wasn’t very impressed, but was able to see the funny side of it.
So we’re in the plane now as I write this and once we arrive in Tullamarine Airport have no idea how the 6 of us will get to Geelong since the ride that was organized for us seems to have fallen through, so it appears that more money will be involved as we will need to hire a people mover or something similar, so life is just one big adventure which is kinda the way we like it, although some normality wouldn’t go astray.
It wil be good to see my family again especially as we rally around my Dad (Gaby Abouzeid) to support him in his battle with Cancer which we have only really just found out about, so although we are all in a bit of a panic, we are comforted in the knowledge that God is not surprised and as I’ve heard it said before “God doesn’t drive an ambulance”. Dad has a scan this coming Monday which will give us a clearer picture of how far advanced this “Demon” (as Dad has named it) is and hopefully from there get a life expectancy and an action plan. So as Christians what are we to be believing for and how should my faith instruct my expectations and attitude over this next period? Here is what I believe, biblically my responsibility is to pray the prayer of faith hoping that God will heal Dad and give him an opportunity for a longer life than is expected at current but no one can escape death and eventually we are all going to die its just a fact of life, infact it’s Gods chosen way to enable us to escape this temporal life and enter into eternity, so in this way death is the ultimate expression of the grace of God so that we who believe in Him don’t have to live in our sin forever. So we will pray and Dad may be healed or we pray and God sovereignly chooses to take Dad home, either way God is good, our faith will be tested and strengthened as we trust in Gods plan.