Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday Prayer Meetin'

James 1: 12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Revelation 7: 16,17
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Please remember my dear friend Chelsea and the rest of the Gour Family in your prayers this week. Chelsea's grandmother passed away yesterday at the age of ninety-six. Although I never met Chelsea's grandma, I have had the privilege of meeting her parents and they are some of the kindest people I've known. I'm certain her grandmother was someone quite special. How comforting it must be for those who loved her to know that even though they mourn the loss of her here, she's face to face with One who loves her so much more.
Head over to The Gour Family blog to see the photos she's added of her beautiful grandma. Leave them some words of encouragement. I know Chelsea will appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Also, if you would, please remember my step-brother's little girl Maggie in your prayers also. Maggie's ten years old and an adorable blue-eyed, dark-haired bundle of smiles. Two nights ago she experienced some kind of episode that appears to be neurological...it may have been some kind of seizure with vomiting, but whatever it was, she was unresponsive for a short time. Maggie was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and is going to undergo testing to try and determine what the problem is. Her family is understandably upset and concerned.
And finally, I have wonderful news! If you've read here for any length of time, you will remember Seth. Seth has been working very hard in therapy four or five days a week since his spinal surgery in St. Louis last October. (Seth has Cerebral Palsy which causes his leg muscles to be tighter and more difficult to control. This surgery was necessary to allow Seth the possibility to walk one day.) His mom happily reports this morning that Seth took about seven steps ON HIS OWN without assistance!
Thank you, God, for putting everything into place to make Seth's dreams come true! May every step Seth takes bring glory to You.
Looking forward to the day when we'll be with loved ones again and when our children will experience everything God intended...no more pain or suffering...only joy and praises.

1 comment:

Chelsea Gour said...

Thank you for the kind words, support and prayers for my family. We will pray for Maggie and that is so wonderful about Seth!