Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 36: Window
By Pastor Ronny Luces
I was admitted to Iloilo Mission Hospital twice but only stayed in the same room, Room CB 301, during my hospitalization.
The reason why I chose to go back to that room was because of its window.
During my first admittance (that was the time when my doctor revealed to me the true nature of my sickness), that window served as our direct pathway to heaven.
Every morning, Mam Martha and I would open that window’s sliding glass pane, lift our eyes to the skies, and talk to God.
That open window has been meaningful to us as it served as our prayer altar.
Of course, we can still pray in a windowless room, but an open window offers something regarding physical access.
When facing an open window, you can see the things outside.
You can see the blue skies, the green trees, the verdant plains, and the people around you, and you feel connected to them and God, our Creator.
We can’t do that in a windowless room.
So there, every morning, as the sun rises to extend its life-giving rays, we express our cares, anxieties, hopes and aspirations to the Lord. We usually leave the place with a calmness provided by His comforting presence, and we have peace of mind.
We interpret an open window to offer us a positive opportunity.
That is why we say a window of hope, a window of growth, a window of improvement, a window of progress.
We never say – a window of failure, a window of problem, a window of sickness, a window of fear. Negative experiences are never described as windows.
Instead, they are described as closed doors.
That’s why I asked if that room was available on my second admittance, and the admitting section said it was.
Mam Martha and I were happy that we were given that same room.
We felt it was not incidental but providential – so we could continue to commune with God from that open window.
Despite the magnitude of our problems, we have an open window of God’s assurance and blessed promises – that He will never leave or forsake us.
Have a blessed Sunday, everyone. Let us worship Him today with gladness!
Posted on FB: Sunday, 29 March 2015 at 11:35 AM