Mar 4, 2007

Divine Grace

Ian was wide awake when I got to the hospital this afternoon. He seemed much more aware than he had the past few days. He was scratching his nose and his chin with his left hand. He was moving his left foot around a lot too and it looked like maybe it was itching. It was a very refreshing visit with him- when he was awake, he was awake. And when he was asleep, it was a very peaceful sleep. It was great because I snuck a Sunday afternoon nap in there too when we fell asleep watching the Travel channel.

Steve thanked several people on his post this morning who have donated supplies and time to the addition project. But there are many more who have been serving the Murphy's through financial gifts, and for that we are very grateful and very blessed.

"If none of God's saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace...God's grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers. Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all things work together for their good, and that out of apparent evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring- that their God will either work a deliverance for them speedily or most assuredly support them in the trouble, as long as He is pleased to keep them in it. This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace."

We're learning about that patience...


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