Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

16 September 2009

We need His grace!

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)

Last night I wrote: We so desperately need our Father's grace and are thankful that He stands ready to freely give us all things – including the ability to rejoice in the midst of trials. Here's the rest of the story...

We'd been planning a visit to Elizabeth's Great-Gramma as part of this trip to the Midwest. Our plans included spending lots of quality time together, making pizza for her, and mowing the lawns under her watchful eye. However, Gramma took ill very suddenly a week or so ago and is now in the hospital in critical condition. She has suffered several strokes, two of which were massive strokes. Part of her left lobe and brain-stem have completely shut down. When I wrote last night, she could only barely open her eyes, nod slightly, and gently squeeze a hand in response to questions.

She will not recover. She has already outlived the doctors’ expectations, so we do not know at this moment if we’ll be going for a hospital visit or a funeral or both. We would appreciate your prayers for the extended family at this time. Through our tears, we are rejoicing in knowing that Gramma knows Christ as her Savior and will be graduating to glory with Him!

Yes, we feel keenly our desperate need for our Father's grace, and we are thankful beyond words that He stands ready to freely give us all things – including the ability to rejoice in trials.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Our love and prayers are with your family.
the Crockers