If you read my blogs you know I am a huge fan of living a better story. I like to think that God gives us a story that we are supposed to write with our life, but sometimes our story has to be refocused. I was listening to one of my favorite artist this morning while I worked, Seal. One of my favorite songs that he does is Prayer for the Dying. There is a line at the end of the song that’s says, “When Nothing Else Matters”. I had one of those moments this weekend.
My oldest son was admitted to the emergency room Friday afternoon after seeing his local physician. He was having bad headaches, nausea, fever and body aches. Most of us would have said I can diagnose that; he has the flu. Now my son is a tough man, he rarely misses works and rarely complains about any pain, but he was crying and begging for someone to do something. I held his hand Friday night as they did a spinal tap to drain spinal fluid. I was afraid I was going to lose him. Nothing else mattered at that moment. My sole focus was him. Not story, not what God wanted from my life, or what my impact was going to be on this world.
I would have traded everything I have just to know he was going to be okay. I wasn’t worried about my mortgage, or my job; all I wanted was for my boy to be okay. He is precious to me. I love him more than life.
I wonder why it takes nearly losing something that is more precious than life itself to focus on what important?
My son is fine this morning. He is asleep in the room next to my office, and I am thankful that God answered my prayers, but I am looking through lens’ that are colored different this morning. I am looking through the glasses of “When Nothing Else Matters”.
What really matters to you?