Saturday, May 31, 2008
Our daily Bible reading today was 1 Kings 18. I especially remember this passage because our Pastors wife Carlynn did an awesome study about prayer and used this example in the Old Testament. We find the people of Samaria in a great famine. There hadn't been any rain in 3 years. In verse 42 we learn how Elijah prayed. He crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. He continued to pray this way, 7 times be bowed his face to the ground and he didn't stop praying until a rain cloud appeared. Great passage!
Last night, Robby and I came before our Heavenly Father in prayer. We prayed in this same way, faces to the ground, united in prayer for Robby's Dad.
Thursday night Greg (Robby's Dad) was admitted to the hospital with a very low platelet count. The Doctors said they were surprised he hadn't died and that if he'd cut himself, he would have bled to death. Since then, he's been receiving blood transfusions, trying to get his blood level to increase. It appears his body has stopped producing blood. We're not sure why but we do know that God is in control. They didn't have to give him a transfusion today so the blood they've given him is staying in his body. That's a praise! Today, the Doctors did a bone marrow test today at 11:30. They won't know the results until Monday. His Dad is 50 years old.
Psalm 139:13-16 "You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my Mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
Another note, it's important too when faced with serious conditions like this to make sure that you're right with God. We believe there's more to this life than just Earth. We believe and hope in Heaven and the saving power of Jesus Christ. All of our days on this earth are numbered. We know it's just a matter of time before we die. If you haven't accepted Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, if you haven't surrendered your whole life to Him and His will, or if you're not living a life that's praiseworthy and glorifying Him, you can do that today!!! Visit www.howtogeteternallife.com to learn more. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about Christ and how much He loves us and wants us to spend an eternity with Him! We have hope! We know that when we die, we go to a better place! We know there's more to this life! :) We can look at this grim situation with Robby's Dad and find joy! Knowing that when we die, in heaven there will be no more death, pain or sorrow, only rejoicing and incredible worship!
Please be praying for Robby and his family. His Dad's name is Greg, Mom is Terry and sister is Katie.
Our family is praying God's will be done for his Dad. Robby and I are at peace knowing that God can heal and God can call people home. We will rejoice no matter what the answer is. Thank you for your prayers!