God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation. Hebrews 2:10, NLT
How was Jesus made perfect through suffering? Jesus' suffering made him a perfect leader, or pioneer, of our salvation. Jesus did not need to suffer for his own salvation, because he was God in human form. His perfect obedience (which led him down the road of suffering) demonstrates that he was the complete sacrifice for us. Through suffering, Jesus completed the work necessary for our own salvation.
Our suffering can make us more sensitive servants of God. People who have known pain are able to reach out with compassion to others who hurt. If you have suffered, ask God how your experience can be used to help others.
Well, I made it through the week. Uncle Steve was laid to rest Thursday morning. It brings peace to know that he was called home. The hardest thing is how do you answer when someone asks how did he pass? Due to him passing at home, we were unsure if an autopsy would be required, but since there were no signs of self infliction or homocide, there was no need. His children also did not request an autopsy, so cause of death was listed as natural. It could have been from his clotting disorder, pneumonia, or possibly H1N1.
I am worried about my grandma, mom and cousin. Grandma does not understand why 2 of her 3 babies were called home before her. I can see her refusing her meds and whatnot so that she can rejoin them. Mom is trying to be the strong one for grandma and my cousins. She is holding all her emotions in, which is not a good thing. Then there is my poor cousin, he is the one who found his dad. How do you get him to realize that there was nothing he could have done to prevent this? That finding him even an hour earlier would not have changed anything.
This experience, in such a short time after losing my aunt unexpecteldy also, has led me to realize life is too short to hold grudges and be mad. I also can not worry about what others think, because what they think does not determine who I am. I also have set up to have our wills drawn up. I am having a rough time finding someone who I would let have gaurdianship of my girls. The one person that I had originally thought of last year when I first wanted to draw them up is no longer in our lives. I don't trust many, especially with something as precious to me as my girls.