Monday, August 30, 2010

4th Prayer Request

Hello Everyone,
When we stand before our Lord one day, and "no longer see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face", I believe we will be in awe at the detail in which He weaves our lives together with one another.  Day to day, it is easy to overlook, but in extraordinary circumstances it becomes more visible.  There is a family that has been unconventionally woven together with us.  The parallels are uncanny.  He is the same age as my father, their kids have same ethnic mixture as us kids, they have three children: two daughters and a son. His wife  is even my mother's height if you can believe that! 
He also has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and left the hospital one week before my father did following the same course of intense chemotherapy.  They were both in remission, however, due to the aggressiveness of AML, were still given months to a year of life unless given a bone marrow transplant
Two weeks ago we found out that his cancer relapsed.  A week and a half ago he contracted a cold and this week his lungs filled with liquid.  Within the last couple of days, they put him on life support and last night the family made the difficult decision to take him off.  His daughter called me this morning to ask for prayer.  They are praying for a miracle or for rest for their father.  I would also like to add assurance of salvation for him.  Please join us as we pray for this family.  His wife and their children are solid believers and have been a tremendous support as we have sought out empathy in this trial with one another.
Thank you for your continued support and prayer for my family as well.
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom...Psalm 90:12