Our blog is our journey with Abby...so 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!