Monday, January 27, 2014

Power In The Blood


Just a brief post - this morning Dad has to go to the lab for blood work. He is having extreme pain in his right hip, which makes weight bearing difficult. Bronwyn and Deb are going to take him as Bronwyn's van will be easier for him to negotiate.

His wonderful doctor has ordered that the blood work be processed instantly and the results sent to her STAT.

There is knowledge in what is going on in his blood. And, as we have heard so often, knowledge is power. Therefore, there is power in the blood.

Which we, as children of God, already know. It was the shedding of Jesus' blood that has the power to give us all eternal life. And because of that life, even though Dad is so ill, so frail, we KNOW that the One who shed His blood for Dad that awful day is with him now, is watching as Dad gives some of his blood today. 

Make no mistake - God is in control of all of this; He, who knows the end from the beginning, loves Dad more than any of us do; and we are so thankful.

RtL just received a comment from the girl I have been waiting to hear from. This 16-year-old girl adores Dad as much as any of his grandchildren do, both Ironside and Chelli grandchildren:

Dear Aunty Karyn, All of the youth at Berean had a special time of prayer after the service yesterday for Grandpa. I continue to pray and hope for a speedy recovery. May God give all of your family His grace during this difficult situation. Psalm 91:1,11 "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." Give my love to Grandpa. 

Chloe

Please pray for him today; please remember him.


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    1. Thank you, Shirley. Much love to you and to your dear Dad and Mom.

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  2. Please let us know how things go with the tests. He is on my mind ALL the time.

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    1. I know how you love him, Rosalie ... thank you.

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  3. Praying for your Dad and family. Hugs!

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  4. Hey Karyn. I have been "reading the leaves." I'm praying for our Fathers will be done in your dad's illness. Praying for strength and courage for you and your siblings. It's tough to have only one parent left and them to be older and more frail.

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  5. One of the extra blessings of Samuel's middle name being Ironside is that it is a reminder to pray for your dad and those taking care of him:). Praying for quick blood test results and some pain relief for your dad.

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    1. One of the extra blessings of Samuel's middle name being Ironside is that now I think we are related in some obscure, wishful-thinking way ... right?! Anyway, I have always felt a kinship with you from the first moment we met. Thank you, Meleah xo

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  6. Many prayers being prayed today....your sweet daddy and mine. Job 23:10

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    1. I know - it's ironic, but comforting to know how many people are praying for them, isn't it?

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  7. Thank you, Karyn, for sharing so eloquently and fervently. God will make a way!

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  8. Karyn, praying for your Dad, that The Lord may strengthen Him with His presence and Power.
    May the peace of God which passéth all understanding may keep you all.

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