Sunday, January 02, 2005

Another perspective today

Our blog is our journey with far, Mark (the dad) and myself (the grandfather) are going to be posting. If you have read all the stuff below, you know pretty much the full truth as we begin our journey to healing. I was especially encouraged when I looked at the "end date"...there will be a time where this will be over!

There have been a number of thoughts that have gone through my mind since yesterday and the beginning of this blog. First of all, we need God! I thought about the 1000s of hospital visits I've made over the years when I was leading local churches. So many people in hospitals are desperate, lonely, depressed and negative people. Abby, Mark and Tiff are lights in a dark place. Yes, we have a battle to face...but God will use Abby in HUGE ways. She is anointed of the Lord...Mark and Tiff will minister to so many people with simply having HOPE in what God can do. Secondly, I am so blessed that we have a LIVING hope. Look at these verses from 1 Peter:

1Pet. 1:6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
1Pet. 1:7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1Pet. 1:8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
1Pet. 1:9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

God is refining our precious Abby...He is preparing something that is beyond our vision now but deep within our hearts for God to reveal. That's hope! Lastly, I'm so glad we live in community where we can share this journey with people literally around the world. Praise God for you...your prayer before God...your support, emails, and compassion.

More to come...Rob, out!


Anonymous said...

Dear Family of Abby,
Our prayers are with you from Wisconsin. As parents of little ones, your story touches us and we will pray as your brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you for your honesty - we trust God is going to be incredibly evident in your lives throughout this ordeal. May your sadness be replaced with healing. We are very hopeful with you.
Pete, Sheri, Jordyn, Logan and Olivia

Anonymous said...

Greetings from a PLNU--San Diego alumnus! I was touched by your entry today. Your link was shared on our *Friends of Allie* board by someone in Tiffany's online birthclub. I wanted to share a special site titled The Never Ending Squirrel Tale. It is an informational and encouragement site for parents of kids with cancer. Please check it out!

Continue to seek and trust the Source. The Source of our Hope; the Source of Eternal Life; the Source of Healing; the Source of Comfort. Abby, in her purity and innocence, will touch the hearts of many throughout your journey. The Source will be sure of that!

God bless you richly!
Jenn B.