Nick continues to make slow progress. He is trying to rest up and get his strength together before he begins radiation next week.
This week has probably been one of the tougher ones emotionally. I think God's time to reveal things to me is about 2 AM in the morning, and last night, as I was just wondering why we'd hit this wall, it occurred to me that although God is with us along this journey all the time, Satan is still there, also, to try and bring us down. I constantly pray for a hedge of protection around our family to keep that darkness out.
I think that now, more than ever, it is important to let God's light shine through us. As difficult as these circumstances may be, they are that much more of an opportunity to witness to the power of God. So I told Nick today that, as weird as it may seem, we have to learn to embrace what's been given to us, and once we do, we need to pray and ask God how we can use it to bring light to other people. Nick agreed wholeheartedly, and said that he felt like it was an opportunity to do something he had always wanted to do....to truly help other people.
In spite of the circumstances, we are now really excited about what the Lord will do in that area of our lives, and we rest in knowing that His light will always outshine the darkness.
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
We appreciate and love you all, and thank you for your continual prayer.
In His Light,