danny loves annie :: danny is dying :: hope stronger than wishes

September 17, 2010

There is a team of artist-historians called StoryCorps who are recording and illuminating the stories of everyday real people.

This is the story of Danny and Alice.  Danny is dying.

I have three thoughts:

(1)  I love my Amy.  I love her.

(2)  Everybody, everybody, everybody dies some day.

(3)  I Thessalonians 4:13-14 >> “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.”

    

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Psalm 24:7 & Luke 10:42 >> Like David, and Mary, I'm in pursuit of my one thing. I'm the Pastor at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery, IL. Pastor, teacher, writer, communicator, designer, and drummer. I definitely got the better deal in my marriage to Amy. And I couldn't be any more proud of my five amazing boys. Deeply grateful.

2 responses to danny loves annie :: danny is dying :: hope stronger than wishes

  1. Thanks for sharing this. We always assume we have tomorrow, but there’s no such promise made.

    God has us with someone and we only have one opportunity to make the most of today with that person. Tomorrow, will worry about tomorrow.

    • No problem dude. You’re right. It was a good reminder to me love my girl well, and a stark reminder of the VALUE of our Hope in Jesus. It’s different that Danny’s “hope” here. Jesus alive in me and in Amy means saying “see you soon” one day, instead of “goodbye.”