Hebrews 13:5-6 … “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (NKJV)
Our adopted Guatemalan daughter, Abby, was diagnosed with Leukemia 4 days ago. Here are some statistics about kids with Leukemia:
- 5000 – The number of kids in America who will be diagnosed with Leukemia this year
- 9x – The factor of children who are 2-4 years old when diagnosed with Leukemia
- 60% – The percentage of children who get the more curable version of Leukema called A.L.L. (which we found out last night is the kind Abby has)
- 66% – The percentage of people who completely recover from A.L.L.
- 90% – The percentage of children ages 2-4 that recover from Leukemia
- 10% – The percentage of children who relapse, usually within three years
- 5% – The chance of recovering from a relapse of Leukemia
Those are medical statistics. Let me give you some “God Statistics”:
- 1 – The number of times Jesus gave His life to pay for our sins
- 0 – The number of times God is not watching over every second of our life and every hair on our head
- 0% – The chance that God will forsake or forget one of His children
- 0% – The percentage of children with Leukemia that God does not care about
- 100% – The percentage of hope that Christians have no matter what the circumstances
- 100% – The chance that God will hear the prayers of His suffering children
- 100% – The percentage of times that every single situation works out exactly the way God wants it to
- 100% – The percentage of people who are blessed when they trust God, thank God, and rejoice in God no matter what the circumstances
- Infinite – The amount of love, patience, mercy, compassion and attention God has for each and every one of His own.
Medical statistics are very real. By themselves, they can be very difficult, sometimes impossible to confront and accept. As Christians, we have the blessing of filtering all human statistics through “God’s statistics”. Notice that God’s numbers are absolutes… all or none. No guessing, no gray area, no margin of error. It is in those absolutes, that Christians find security. It is in those boundaries and constraints we get comfort. It is the surety of “all” or “never” that we anchor the frail ships of this life.
God never forgets about us.
God always does what is best for us.
God never deceives us.
God always cares.
The absolutes of God’s statistics… have you ever considered them? What’s going on in your life? Are you anchored to, hoping in, and look towards the “always” and “never” of God’s promises?
Lord God, help us to take refuge in the absolutes of Your love and care. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
- What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
- What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
- What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?