So when I was over earlier today, Jon actually wasn’t home — he’d gone with Amy’s dad to work for a while! It is so good to know that he’s feeling well enough to go to work for a couple hours.

Amy really is amazing. So brave. So strong.

She commented on how many times Jon could have died during the surgeries and all… and that there is a reason God saved him. It reminded me of these verses…

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose…” He goes on to say, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:28, 17-29, NIV

Even when we don’t understand.. because we can’t see the whole picture right now.. even then, He is working. He is using all of this — what we can see and what we can’t — for something so beyond what we know at this point. Only He knows how many people will be and even right at this moment are having their lives changed by Jon and his family and their testimony of how huge God is.

Keep praying for therapy and recovery of strength and health, the radiation – which starts Thursday, for courage through it all, to keep smiling… etc.

Also — I want to ask you to pray also for a girl – a friend of a friend – who lost her mother this past week. Pray for her in this hard time, as well as for my friend as he encourages her. I really don’t know all of what exactly this girl is going through right now, but I know she is hurting much. I know her heart hurts in a major way. And my heart hurts for her. Keep her in your prayers too, please.

Keep praising Him in the storm, praying, and believing along with us, please. The story so far..
part one
part two
part three
part four
He is mighty to save..
whenever you call..
really living by faith..
i know God had a purpose for this..
the Lord will fight for you..
faith is being certain..
keep on believing..
God is working..
His love never ends..
all will see..
God is big enough..
He never changes..
He knows the plans He has for us..
even when we don’t understand..
borrow mine..
keep smilin’..
i know Who You are..