Wednesday, December 17, 2008
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance."
Today is a special day for us. Our son, David, is returning home from Poland, where he has been serving in the missions field since early May. We were able to see him in July when we went there on a short-term missions trip, but it will be the first time the grandparents and other friends from the area have seen him in more than seven months.
David is such a joy in our lives, as is our daughter, Julie. He brightens the room when he walks in. His love for people is very evident, as proved by his willingness to give up the comforts of home to serve others thousands of miles away. But even when he's just chatting with someone, the love he received from Christ is easily passed on to each person he encounters.
Having him home for the next year or so will be a huge blessing as we go through this journey. Having another set of eyes to see if Tammy needs anything, another set of ears to listen to the doctors' instructions, another set of feet to help us run errands, another set of hands to help around the house, and mostly another heart to give and receive love, will be a great benefit to our family.
Please pray him home as he has to go through Chicago, which is being inundated with a winter storm. We have our appointment with KU Medical Center tomorrow. Please continue to keep that in your prayers as well.
We are greatly blessed by your prayers and concern.