Thursday, May 21, 2009

Halfway There

Philippians 1:6
"...he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

We've been talking about the 100-day journey for some time. The recovery process is longer than 100 days, but at the 100-day mark, Tammy likely will be released to do more in public. That's also when the way she feels will catch up with the blood levels. Her blood counts are significantly higher than when she was diagnosed, but she still is more fatigued. By 100 days, she should feel pretty good. She won't be in the clear at 100 days, but it's the most critical time.

Today is Day 50. Her transplant was April 1, so we have now gone 50 days toward recovery. We're halfway home.

Halfway is significant in a lot of things. The halfway point of the Super Bowl is marked by the Halftime Show that gets its own promotion. The halfway point of the Major League Baseball season is the All-Star break and when the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders. The halfway point of a school year is the Christmas break and when the days start counting down instead of up.

Halfway is important. But it's not enough.

Aren't you glad that God doesn't do things halfway? He created the Heavens and the Earth, but if He didn't create man in His image we wouldn't exist.

He sent His Son into the world to save us from our sins. But if Jesus didn't complete the process by going to the cross and then rising from the dead three days later, it would have been for naught.

We can acknowledge that God exists. We can recognize that Jesus walked the Earth, died on the cross and rose again, but if we don't accept Him as our personal Savior, we won't spend eternity in Heaven with Him.

It's something to think about, and not just halfway.