Monday, October 6, 2008

~God's Demonstration~

But God shows his great love for us in this way:
Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

There is no reason to say, "If God loves me, let Him prove it!"
He already has.

God gave a demonstration proving He loves you at Calvary --
where Jesus died a cruel death on a cross. He died, in your
place, suffering punishment you deserved, to set you free.

By dying for you, God proved He loved you supremely. How could
He love you more?

Jesus showed that He loves you more than He loves Himself.

JOHN 15:13 ~ The greatest love a person can show is to die for his friends

Jesus gave His life for you. What more could He do?

1 JOHN 3:16a ~ By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us.

Many people have a distorted view of God. The true picture of
God's nature is that He loves all the people of the world so
much, He was willing to suffer for their freedom.
Taken from Daily Devotion

If you remember, please say a prayer for my cousin's family today as they lay their love one to rest. And, tomorrow for Anita, and her immediate family as they lay my uncle to rest. Because of my job, I didn't feel like I could take off both days, and so I had to make a choice, and will be going to the funeral of my uncle. Anita has a big task ahead of her in getting her Mom settled where she will be closer to her. Her parents have insisted in the past to live independently. This has been approximately 3 hours from where Anita lives. My Aunt is unable to live independently by herself, so this has and will be a chore.

Then Wednesday, my cousin Sheila will be leaving to return to home. I haven't really been able to spend that much time with her since she has been here, but will tomorrow after the funeral. Please pray for safe travels for Sheila. She is also returning home to continue in the daily task of caring for her mother. So, please pray for Sheila, her sister and brother as they continue to care for their mother. It has been extremely difficult for them to watch their Mom become less aware of her surroundings, being confused, upset and not understanding at times what is going on. I don't think until you've been there, you could imagine how difficult it is, like in so many circumstances.

Jan/Gerald will also be leaving Tuesday to return to MD Anderson. She will NOT have an MRI this visit. It is her, as they put it, WELL-BABY visit. But, she will have an EKG, blood work and see her oncologist. Jan has been feeling good, except for some stomach issues. She is having problems with her vision and will be seeing the ophthalmologist soon to see if she can get this straightened out. This has been an ongoing problem, since even before she was diagnosed with GBM!

There is also a young lady at Mom/Jan's church who was diagnosed with cancer. She just turned 31. She has a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. Her chemo is every other week, and it has really been hard on her. It is the highest possible dosing of chemo she can have. Yet, she still remains positive.

Update: My cousin's last blood/lab testing her blood counts were improved. We are extremely thankful for that. Pray they continue to improve.

As for Joyce, who has lung cancer, her doctors are very pleased because they were seeing improvement in her. She will be testing soon, but they were unable to feel her lymph nodes and felt the chemo/radiation was working.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. They are so very appreciated.

Have a great day!


Debra said...

Good morning Cheryl,

Praising the Lord for Jan's bloodwork! That's good news. I will keep your cousin in my prayers. And you too.

This was a great post, sweet one. Jesus has so demonstrated His love for us!!

(I thought you were having a garage would so have been invited)!

((hugs)) Debra

Melanie said...

Cheryl, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your cousin and uncle. I will be praying for all of you during this time.

Susan said...

Hey Cheryl,

You can count on me to keep all these prayer requests before the Lord.

I'll be praying especially hard for Jan.

Stop by when you can, I have a give a way going on!


Tracy said...

Hey there,
Just reminding you of my prayers for your family. I'm especially grateful Jan has been for the most part feeling good. Praying her "well baby" visit is in fact just that.


Christina said...

I will keep praying for your family and of course Joyce. Glad to hear that Jan is doing so well and hope this is the road to healing.

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome news about Jan! I will keep the others in my prayers. Hugs & Love,