Monday, August 10, 2009

i will rise

Jake is active. While so much is the same. So much seems to be improving. 5 of us were able to get him hoisted into a machine thatallows him to stand. Will try to describe it later

As I stand here at his bed with my dad the iPod is playing "I will Rise" by Chris Tomlin. Very cool. Heart is breaking is so many ways this morning but am so glad for God being with us in this moment and on this journey. Strengthened by your prayers.



Rebecca said...

Tom and family, we stand beside you and hold you up in prayer. God keeps you on our hearts day and night. Father you created our emotions so they would inform us and bond us together with each other but most especially with you. Sometimes we feel like the emotions themselves will kill us and we know you understand because you groaned yourself. All those times you went away into the wilderness to pray by yourself - did you see what was coming and were you even then agonizing over the sin you had to absorb? You know about feelings that swamp us instead of working to protect and guide us. Things broke when sin entered. But not so broke they cannot be fixed. Thank you that you took the cost of sin and nailed it to a cross. Thank you that you disarmed the powers and authorities lined up against us and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Lord, we stand inside that truth. We have been made alive with Christ and we stand. I ask you to heal Tom, Debbie, Robbie, Jensen and Jacob's emotions so that they function the way you intended them originally, so that they will not be overpowered by pain but instead lifted by your strength and presence. Father, I ask that you will give Jacob rest and while he rests that you will share secrets with him so that his heart will be full of love and laughter. Restore him to us and hold him forever we ask in Jesus.

Victoria said...

Rec'd this email request to post from Carol:

Thank You God for small improvements!
You're awesome!!!!!!!!