Thursday, January 5, 2012
This was one of our pictures this Christmas when we celebrated with our family on Dec. 26th. My brother Dan is sitting in the front in the red tissue paper crown. He had just returned home (to our house) from the hospital after a quadruple by-pass a week before. He had a good day with the family,...a great day really, as he accepted Jesus into his heart just the day before on Christmas day. (Something I have prayed for for many years. All of us rejoiced with him...and praised God together. There was joy and peace in all of our hearts because of this profession of faith.)
But since then he has had several issues. He is now a diabetic and his incisions on his leg were not healing properly, and both legs were swelling, and he also had fluid on his lungs. So, he has gone into the hospital again. I would ask you to please pray for my brother Dan. He is 58 years old and this is seeming like a long, hard road of recovery for him to walk. It is hard for him to not get discouraged sometimes. However, he is telling everyone that he is leaning on Jesus...and that is good. We keep trying to be there for him and offer prayers, and words of encouragement, and scripture too, as we care for his physical needs.
We know that with God as our source of strength we will all get through this.
And knowing that people are praying brings us all peace and encouragement. Dan thanks you...and so do my husband John and I!