Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Bible, Slavery and the Sovereignty of God

Today I read President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and was totally fascinated. Of particular interest was his third paragraph in which Honest Abe asked some of the same questions I have often pondered. Namely: 1. How can a follower of Christ justify the bondage of another human..or can he? 2. Why would God potentially allow such carnage (over 600,000 dead in 4 years) between men who for the most part claim to follow the same God?

The easy answer and the one Abe seems to take is that the war is God's judgment against both the North and South for the injustice of slavery. I dont know why God did not clearly say "thou shall not" in regards to holding another man in bondage. Jesus says all who sin are slaves. I know he is referring to a different type of bondage than the one fought over on battlefields, but in a round about way this may shed light on a dark chapter of American History. What do you think?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

AAC goes to the MD

Andrew had is first outpatient visit to the neurologist this morning. They glued a bunch of wires to his head then turned off the lights and flashed a strobe in his eyes for 30 minutes. All this to say he had an EEG. The results of this and our meeting are quite encouraging. The doctor is pleased with Andrew's progress in light of his history. He directed us to cut his dosage of Phenobarbital in half. In three months Andrew will have another MRI and another neurologist visit. We are greatful for the healing that has taken place thus far and are confident He who began this good work in Andrew will carry it on until completion.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

This Road

Here is the newest video from rock star producer Curt Chadwick. All is well in Andrewland. The little man is growing like the proverbial weed. Life is pretty much eat, poop and sleep, and in that order. Sometimes he likes to throw in an extended period of crying. Yes i know I asked for this. Sometimes he cries so hard he doesnt even make a sound! In other news the polls closed and it looks like most people think Drew has a good mix of his mummy and daddy. I suppose that is the safe answer, thanks to everyone who voted! Enjoy the movie.