Monday, March 24, 2008


Grant is in the MRI right now. I hope he is able to sleep.

Many of the 128 and GA kids are here just hanging out and visiting. Some have gone for a walk.

When we were driving here yesterday I was listening to Chris Rice and this song really encourages me every time I hear it.

I hope that you will read the words slowly and meditate on the fact that His is the source of every blessing.

1. Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,
Mount of God's unchanging love.

2. Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I'm come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

3. O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let that grace now like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

4. O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.

How sweet will that day be?

Grant is staying in his current room for the night, there are no extra rooms on another floor right now. If rooms were available he is good enough shape to leave CCU:)

Please pray that we would be sensitive to others around us in the waiting room. 48 hours ago we were emotionally lower than we are now, and now there is much rejoicing from us, but others are really hurting.

Pray that we would have an impact for Christ on the staff here. This is not about luck, or Grant's age or physical prowess. It's about God deciding that he gets to stay with us.

Thank you for all of your encouragement back to us. We love you all and you are a blessing to us.

We are lacking nothing and have much more than we could ask or think.

Bound tightly to the King,

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givinglori2Him said...

We haven't forgotten what it is like to be by a child's bedside in the hospital - and how wonderful to feel so lifted up by the prayers of the saints! When you are able to have peace and joy at such times it speaks such volumes about the wonderful grace of our precious Lord. We're so sorry your family has had to go through this, but thank-you for blogging and letting us into your private life to cry and rejoice with you and marvel at the goodness, power, and soveriegnty of our awesome God! - Tom & Lori Lewis

jskersh said...

Great news! We are praying with you over in Spokane. Thanks for the update.

John & Stacy Kershinar

kcoop said...

Rejoicing with you! We know that God must have an amazing plan and purpose for Grant's life. We will continue to pray for Grant and your whole family. Thank you for sharing your story.

Kim & Scott Cooper

Charles said...

The news continues to be great. I was thinking on the way home that the Lord must have great plans for Grant. I have read numerous accounts of those who, humanly speaking, should have died, and how God used them to reach others with His truth and grace. We continue to pray that out Heavenly Father will give grace and strength in this hour of need.

Thou willt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is staid on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee.

Dad Weinberg

Ritchie said...

Interesting that you would use that song because I was thinking about it Sunday. Awhile back the word Ebenezer peaked my curiosity. It is only used once, in I Samuel, and refers to a pile of rocks that were set up to remind the Israelites of what God had done for them. Your markers are the rocks for your own Ebenezer, never forget what God has done.