Saturday, June 25, 2011

Greater Things Are Still To Come.....

Just a brief testimony today…….

I have been out of town with our son, Ryan, for hyperbaric oxygen treatments since 6/15. In the last few days I’ve struggled with being a little tired and homesick, missing Wes and Ems.  But….

Psalm 30:5
For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts for a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

This morning on our way back to the hotel after the 1st of 2 dives today, I looked back at Ryan and realized how tall and big he looks in his car seat.  Often, due to Cerebal Palsy, he tends to curl into more of a “baby” position.  But today, he is stretched out and looking tall and strong; he is looking like an inquisitive seven year old little boy.

I was also thinking about our dive this morning.  Until today, Ryan had not had much interest in anything outside of the chamber.  But he looked up and saw Ms. Susan and did a double take.  He made eye contact, grinned at her, and watched her walk back across the room.

As I was thinking about the above two praise reports the radio was playing “There is noone like our God.”  I couldn’t help but tear up and think, “No, not one!”  Then the rest of the verse hit home to me:

Greater things are yet to come.  Greater things are still to be done in this City. 
Yep, more tears.  This is most definitely a “to be continued” blog!!  I can’t wait to report on the greater things that will be done in this city.  Thank you all for praying for us.  We will be taking tomorrow off and meeting up half way with Dad and Sis for the afternoon (Praise God!!)  But after that, 2 dives a day until 7/6/11.


  1. SO excited! Love the way God heals in little ways! See you soon!!!!!!!!!!!! We will get together for dinners soon!

  2. God is using you and Ryan to give al who will hear, a thank-you-for my-blessings- wake up be grateful and not take for granted just walking across the room.
    Personally, three major operations in 8 months, removal of the brain tumor, neck fusion, rotary cuff surgery pales in the comparison to so many million suffering without Christ, in prison, being beaten, raped, starved...thank you for posting. Continue to pray AND PRAISE as God moves Ryan from a physical prision to freedom in Christ.
    Pastor Kay

  3. Finding reasons to rejoice in the Lord in the difficult times strengthens our faith and our relationship with the Lord. It is during these times that we draw so close to Him.
    Will be looking forward to hearing about more praises.
    Janis (came over from Spiritual Sundays)

  4. Over the years I have worked with many children with needs, as well as my own Caleb. I admire you for your faith and strength. God bless you.

  5. What a wonderful encouraging post.
    Blessings to Ryan, you and your entire family,

  6. I'm praising God with you for every little stretch.