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I ended up being put in the ambulance to make my way to the hospital. My friend, whom I haven't know very long might at add, stayed with me in the ambulance. She stayed with me while we sat in the ER too. All I remember was getting two IV's and people caring for me. The situation by far was not ideal, and my mom, back home in UT, was worried as this had happened just 7 months before when I was in Nashville, TN. Long story short the next morning I was on a flight home back to UT cutting my trip short, and surly disturbing the fun of what my friends and I could have had.
This was just one happening of my journey to better health. It has definitely been a battle and at times dark and uncertain. But I can tell you one thing... never before have I felt so much love from God and His Son Jesus. As you can see from just this one story, the love God has for His children is immeasurable. He loves us so much. After arriving home I remember family members taking care of me, when I returned to school I had wonderful roommates who were my protection to get through the rest of the semester, and so on.
I've come to learn that our afflictions really can teach us of the love God has. Which really is the greatest gift. God's love is so huge that through His Son we are promised: Peace, Love, Joy, Redemption from sorrow and lose, comfort, forgiveness and so much more.
This Christmas season I'm thankful for my illnesses which have taught me so much of love. In that moment I didn't think God heard my little prayer, but as I look back I see how he answered it before I even prayed and continues to answer it day by day. I'm so thankful for this.
This short Christmas movie reminded me of the love I've felt because of Christ even while going through rough times. In what times can you see God's love for you? I promise if you look close enough you will see his love everywhere.