Saturday, March 14, 2009

Uh Oh

It's the feeling you get when you hear the crumpling of car metal, or the doctor say "hmmm", or the child scream 'that' scream, or the message "limit exceded", or the sirens behind you, or the friend say "I have something to tell you".

It's not exactly that you're worried, its just that there is automatically an air of concern. Like something is wrong and you will probably need to do something about it, but you're not exactly sure what yet.

Do you know what the most common cause of injuries to little boys is? Would you guess it involves either a trampoline, a tree or a fence. Well, Josh decided to try all three this week. At once. It didn't end well. He balanced a tree branch in between the trampoline and the fence, and tried to balance on the branch. Then I heard 'that' scream. Uh Oh. And I was concerned.

Yesterday we had x-rays and today we got the results - not a fracture, but a mild buckling of the posterior cortex of the distal shaft of the radius. In other words, he'll have a sore arm for a while. Concern has passed, for the most part. But for the 48 hours between accident and diagnosis I did feel like things weren't quite right.

And I remembered the last post about 'needs'. And that in times of minor concern, like this one, or major events that happen in our life, we should go back to the Bible and read those verses. Often there is nothing we can do at the time, so we need to rest in God.

We need to be still (Ex14:14)
We need to pray and we will receive his strength and grace (Heb 4:16)
We need to persevere (Heb 10:36)
and God will meet our needs according to His glorious riches (Phil 4:19)

So next time you feel that heaviness of concern, either for you or your family, or a friend or even a stranger, start by praying, read the Bible or remember those verses and then in His strength and grace you can act or help or wait.

"The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."(Isaiah 58:11)

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Mum-me said...

Yes, I would have said trampolines and trees. Now I know to keep away from fences too!

Glad your son's arm is not broken.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Wow. I'm glad it ended okay! Kids sure do have a way of putting extra gray hairs on your head, don't they?