As I mentioned in the last update, tomorrow night we are having a healing service at the church. This started with one person asking if they could do this for me and has grown to be a service for all who are suffering in any way. I am blessed to have people who care so much to think of this and are willing to step in and provide care during this time. I am really looking forward to the service tomorrow night, and again, I invite anyone who is able to join us for it.
I was asked earlier this week how my prayer life has been through all of this. I think it is quite similar to many peoples as they go through trials - there is the crying out, the lamenting of the situation, the prayers for healing and health, and even the strait forward talk to God about how I trust in his will through all of this, but there is still some fear.
Lately the focus has changed. I spend more time praying for the doctor who is doing the surgery, Dr. Weigel, and her team - that they will be the healing hands that God has sent to care for me, prayers for my family, that they will have the strength needed to walk this walk, prayers for the congregation, and, of course, prayers for health and healing.
I truly believe that God hears our prayers and answers them, sometimes in ways we least expect. Tonight I pray for all I have listed above as well as for the strength to make it through the surgery and treatments and come out on the other side healed of this disease.
I thank all of you for your prayers and continue to ask for them. I will update after the service tomorrow.