I am thankful to our Great God and to each of you for
praying! At long last, I have made a
dramatic improvement with this chest congestion and am actually breathing
without the aid of any drugs. What a
One of the blessings from spending sleepless nighttime hours
fighting for breath was an opportunity to do much extra reading which was a
great encouragement. One night I was
reminded of God’s control of the situation when I read; “You are indestructible until God’s purpose for you life is completed.” The question that immediately came to mind
was whether His purpose was complete.
Shortly afterward I read a verse that was one of many that Carol had
focused on during her battle with cancer; “Do
not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you. Patient endurance is what you need now, so
you will continue to do God’s will. Then
you will receive all that he has promised.”
I had planned on driving to Indiana tomorrow, spend the
weekend there with family and then go on to Chicago to meet with some friends
at Moody and also attend some of the Founder’s Week programs. I also was planning on a visit with Jeremy,
Julianna and Judah, but decided to cancel the trip this week. It did not seem wise to travel that far
considering weather factors and the possibility of exposure to a new variety of
germs while still in a slightly weakened condition. Phone calls to Moody friends and to Jeremy
yesterday will have to suffice until better weather is assured.
One day this week I heard Chuck Swindoll make the statement;
“It’s not your age but your attitude…” I believe that is a good reminder for many
areas of our lives and something I need to keep at the forefront of my thoughts!
Please join me in thanking our Wonderful Lord for his love,
mercy and grace extended to his people, moment by moment and day by day!
Have a blessed day!