Sunday, March 30, 2008

Your Relationship with Your Dad

Is. 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

This morning Grant was back in church. It was great to see everyone look in amazement at what God has done. Grant looks just like he did 8 days ago, just with a small bump on his left chest. He doesn't seem to be tired at all. If that doesn't bolster your faith I don't have any idea what would.

I was talking to Mark J. (not the one in the hospital) and he said he had been thinking that if no one had prayed for Grant and God had just healed him anyway, he still would have been healed just as much as he is right now, but God would not have been magnified nearly as much, because not as many people would have known. God deserves all our praise and I'm glad He was pleased to show His power through this event in our family's life and in Grant's heart.

I talked just a bit this morning in one28 and it was something that has been on my heart since early on in this time. I think most people think that they aren't going to have something like this happen to them, or even in their family. That even if something does happen like this they would have time to make their relationship with God right. Grant doesn't remember anything that happened between Friday night and Tuesday morning. When Grant went to bed on Friday night he certainly wasn't thinking about dying the next morning in the shower. God didn't give him any time between going to sleep and no heart beat to think about his relationship with his maker.

It didn't ever occur to me that Friday night might be the last time I would see Grant.

This gives us 2 things to think about.

1. Is your relationship right with God? Is there anything you need to finalize before you get your last heart beat?

2. Is there someone you need to talk to about the Lord? Is there someone you have been afraid to talk to about Christ that you may never see again?

I'm really encouraged by your comments concerning the blog. I am just thinking on the computer I guess.

We did talk to Grant's neuromuscular Dr. today. He just came back from N.C.

He already has some tests in the works and will have more info for us in approximately 2 weeks. I don't want to give more info than that, as we aren't completely sure of what is going on yet. He said the event helps to confirm the direction he was thinking, so if this is a positive diagnosis then we can start getting Grant some attention armed with that ammunition. Also, when we find out exactly what has been going on with Grant then we can give very specific tests to Kimmy and Garrett to see if they have the same link genetically.

Keep praying that the doctors would know what to look for and see what they need to see.

Keep praying for Teresa that she would rest in her Father's care. As we heard this morning, He does care for us so very much.

Garrett has his eco tomorrow. Pray they would see what they need concerning that test.
Pray for Mark J. that he would continue to recover. He has a long road ahead.

Thanks for your delight in seeing Grant this morning. He is our "little" miracle.

Ps. 37:3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:

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1 comment:

Carl said...

I just read Pyromaniacs blog and on it I saw that you needed prayers. There was a link to your blog and I have been reading of your son's ordeal and how you and your family has been handling it. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. May God bless.