Mar 29, 2007

Thankful


Here’s a very short list of what we at the Murphy house are thankful for and more aware of post September 30:

The cross

That it is God who preserves us and sustains Ian. Ian’s salvation is established and assured no matter what state his mind and his thoughts are in. –M

For the amazing ways God has provided for our family, for Ian, and for Larissa. –S

The kindness of strangers. For people that don’t even know Ian who have prayed faithfully and people who have helped with the addition. There were individuals representing businesses all over town that worked to add to our project. –M

The church

That this is the best thing that could happen to Ian and the rest of us (we know this because of Romans 8:28). -B

Doctors and hospitals- but also that that we no longer have to see neurosurgeons every day or listen to the beeping of Ian’s heart monitor.-L

The week of living in the hospital back in early october: an excellent reminder of my need to rely on God through prayer. -B

The awareness that all that I have and all that I can do is given to me by God and can be taken away too if God wills it. A humbling lesson. –L

Blogs

God's promise that He will never leave nor forsake Ian. -L

A lot. -B

The Bible

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him” Psalm 28:7

Please continue to pray for Ian's right eye. It's starting to cause him a lot of pain and frustration because it itches but he isn't allowed to scratch it, in fear that the infection will spread.

Thank you....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still keeping Ian in my prayers. Thank you for the updates on blog I check it everyday.

Paula Miller

Anonymous said...

"God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." (1 Cor. 1:9)

May God continue to supply each one of you and heal Ian in His own time and His own way.

Phyllis said...

Ian is in my thoughts and prayers every day --
The photo is beautiful.. She is adorable..
God Bless ALL
PM

TimKurtz said...

This was a great reminder to me to be thankful for the blessings that God has showered on me. Thanks for this perspective! - timk

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your thankfulness...it was refreshing and a real boost. Today was an especially hard day for Livi, and the "uneven stairs" presented themselves again. As you remember us in prayer, know that we are also remembering you all. Missing your family....