Friday, August 27, 2010

Homeward Bound

"What do you mean 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if a person believes."--Mark 9:23

There are a lot of titles I could use for this blog tonight. I could use, "The Power of Prayer, " "God DOES Work the Night Shift, " "Welcome Home," "Thankful," and many others. I am happy to report that Granny and my Aunt Marolyn are on their way home tonight from Louisiana. I am hoping and praying that their journey will be a good one-- know it's already been a little weary for them. They're expected to arrive here between 11pm-12am; I'm watching Flight Aware as I write this post.

I have to say, it is truly amazing that Granny is able to fly back home already. Today marks her 15th day of recovery-- she's made a lot of progress. Her journey to getting better started out with some rough spots, but God has sustained her body and given her strength to improve. HE has been with her through every moment, every trial, every struggle, and every heartache. Through all of this, God has shown me that He never leaves those who trust in Him. He has also shown that He is an amazing Healer.

God has also shown me that He listens to every prayer and answers them in His way. I feel so blessed to know people who have been praying for Granny and my family members (those that have gone to LA to help Granny and the ones that live there). There is a lot to be said for the power of prayer. Thank you to all of you who have been praying for a good outcome on this situation.

Speaking of which, I wanted to share a neat story in regards to prayers for Granny... When I was searching for the image (on Google) for my "Faith on the Fringe" post I saw one that really captured that Bible story. Before using the image on my blog I wanted to find out who created such a beautiful picture so that I could give them credit. Unfortunately, the picture did not have the author's name on it. Interestingly enough, it was linked to a pastor's blog because he had used it for one of his devotional posts. I liked what I saw on the pastor's blog and checked out his church website. So, I emailed him about the picture, my thoughts for the post I was mulling over, and a little about Granny's situation. He wrote back the kindest response and I'll share part of it with you, "Please express to your grandmother that we will also say a prayer for her healing."

Isn't that wonderful? This church is located in Ferrum, Virginia... I don't even know these people and yet they are willing to pray for Granny. Such a blessing. There have been many, many, many people praying for her recovery. All of those prayers have made an impact.

Though the recovery road is uncertain and long, I know that Granny will continue to improve because of her large support system. I hope Granny realizes that her support system is so great because of who she is! She is always giving to others, an excellent example of stewardship. I'm so glad that she is being blessed in return.

1 comment:

Janelle said...

That's such wonderful news! I'm glad to hear your grandmother can continue her recover at home. :-)