Apr 5, 2007

April 20th?




Right now, my older brother is lying in a hospital bed enduring a coma that has taken up the last six months of his life. It seems to me like a bleak situation, it seems like there's no point to this. There's nothing more we can do to help him get out of it.

But then I realize this is a perfect opportunity for me to see God in greater, more accurate way. When I can't do anything, that's when I see the reality that I'm a dependent person, and my only choice is to rely on God, anyway. This is when I'm reminded God is in control of everything, and he knows what he's doing (Romans 8:28).

April 20th is the hospital's target date for when he'll finally come home to the handicap-accessible addition our church built for him. He can come home as soon as we build a driveway around the house to his room.

But join me in praying that he won't need the addition. Pray that he'll be able to walk home.

Thanks a million,
-Ben

12 comments:

Ellen T said...

I join you in your request very often and stand with you in your hope. I believe God will bring him back to a place of wholeness.

Anonymous said...

Ben, we are still praying...

John Q

Anonymous said...

Joining with you that he is walking and talking and making us all laugh again. Praying...
Vicki G.

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Ian's complete healing.
The Plains (CCL)

Anonymous said...

Praying--EVERYDAY-- OFTEN
Phyllis

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben, I check on Ian's progress everyday and continue to pray with you and your family for Ian.

Anonymous said...

I was praying for Ian today, and I drifted into thought about what if my son were in that situation. Lying in bed, not being able to talk with me, yet feeling surely he is still there. My heart will continue to unite with yours in prayer. gla

Anonymous said...

I think that we, as a Body, are becoming more like-minded in Christ. Joining together to pray steadfastly for miracles .... God be glorified. Janet S.

Anonymous said...

Ben,
John and I are praying for the complete healing of Ian. John just said to me today."Won't it be cool to see Ian healed? What a awesome miracle that will be!" We can't wait for that day and can't imagine how your family is longing for that day.
We will never stop praying for Ian, nor will our chidren.
Love,
The Scherf's

Anonymous said...

Just joined you on this venture a few weeks ago when we were encouraged to visit your site by other members of our church (CCL). Now we are among those who are praying. There are so many! And those of us who are reading your updates are so humbled and encouraged by your faith and your steadfast love of the Lord!

The Garners

Sarah Bocht said...

I just saw this comment and had to post this: Your prayers are coming true! Even though for us it took so long, for Jesus its a heartbeat and he healed him so that he can WALK HOME. wow.

Sarah Bocht said...

I just read this post randomly and was struck by the amazing revelation that this prayer is coming true: HE CAN WALK HOME! for us this seems like such a long time but in reality Ian was healed in a heavenly heartbeat. How good is our God!