Lois and I have asked ourselves, have we come to idolize good health? Is it possible that we’ve taken one of God’s good gifts and made it something more? After all, there are no guarantees that life will be free from sickness, pain, and hardship. Quite the opposite. Scripture assures us that difficulties, hurts, and illness in the lives of Believers become opportunities for us to experience the reality of God’s abiding presence, overwhelming compassion, and boundless grace.

In  2Corinthians 12:9 we read, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

So we write this to boast about Christ’s power at work: Lois is doing very well; no pain and very little discomfort. She is getting noticeably stronger everyday and is more active. Recently she explained to someone that she is sleeping so well at night she no longer wakes up to change position which is amazing considering the size of the scar and the extent of surgery.

We believe all this is in answer to prayer, so, thanks for praying.

This coming week is full. Bettye Lou, a dear friend of my Mom, Clarice, and of our whole family, is coming from Indiana for a visit. Mom will certainly enjoy that. Over the holiday weekend, Lois’ sisters are coming as well.

Another answer to prayer: this past week Clarice had her three month checkup from the surgery for her broken neck. Although the bones haven’t fused very much, the surgeon was pleased the screws are holding everything together. He gave permission for her to take off the neck brace as much as she is comfortable with. That will make life a lot more relaxed not only for her but for her care givers at the nursing home.

5 thoughts on “CHRIST’S POWER AT WORK”

  1. Know that Dianna and I are praying for you as well as VCU. You can be assured that others are walking along side of you during this time. It will be exciting to see how the Lord will use this for His glory and purposes. Romans 8:28

  2. We were very pleased to see you both at church Sunday and happy to see how well Lois is doing. May God continue to bless you both, watch over and comfort you in all that you do. God blessed our lives when he brought you both into them and you’ll always be in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless you both.

  3. Dear Jim and Lois,
    Thanks To The Lord for His Help and healing! Truly His Grace is sufficient for EVERY test and trial in our Christian journey.
    We do remember you folks in prayer… God Bless!
    Bob & Eleanor… <

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