Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Brother is Back in the Hospital...Please Pray!



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!

18 comments:

Mamaw Bee said...

Praying for God's healing. I know its a long hard road for him, but I know you are rejoicing that he will have the Lord to help carry him through it.

Gabe said...

will be praying!

Trennia said...

will be praying...

JenniK said...

I will be praying!

Kristin said...

I am praying, Momma. I am so happy that he has Jesus to lean on!

Karin said...

A very difficult time for your family no doubt! May the Lord touch his ailing body and restore him to good health is my prayer! Blessings to you all! So glad that family can be an encouragements and support for one another.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Yes, praying!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Praying here, Momma Linda! Was so happy to hear of the news of your brother's salvation...and continuing to lift him in prayer as he walks through this struggle with his health. Trusting the Great Physician...

Much love to you...and blessings in the new year...

Maryellen said...

Praying for your brother. So thankful he has the Lord now, it will make all the difference.

susanwalkergirl said...

Dearest Linda, Praying for God's healing hand to rest upon Dan so that he will have many years to love and serve his Savior Jesus Christ.

LC said...

Will be praying.

Tami said...

I will certainly be praying for your brother and your family. Hope he is already showing signs of improvment.

Deanna said...

Dear Linda,
Sending hugs your way. Praying for Dan.
May you all be comforted. I'm saddened that he is having some unwanted challenges. Dear Lord, heal his body. It is awesome AWESOME that he became a child of the most high God!!! A believer that will be blessed!!!

Lovin' this weather, but expecting winter this Sunday. Think I'm ready for some cold with snow.

My lilacs think it's spring...they're getting buds on them. We hope to get some yard work done this week-end.
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Adeline said...

I hope he recovers soon.May God touch him, & heal him soon.

BARBIE said...

Praying!

My Journey With Candida said...

I hope your brother gets well soon. I will pray for him.

Rhonda said...

Lifting you and your brother up in prayer....

Rebecca said...

Praying once again for your brother Miss Linda! I know it must be hard for you to watch your brother being so ill. Three years ago my younger brother lost a kidney to cancer....he was only 46 at the time and they caught it early when they were wrongly treating him for kidney stones...

Praying for healing and strength for you and your family, too!

Love, Rebecca