A Dose of Grace

I am so thankful for all of the friends and family who have helped my wife and I out during these past two stressful weeks (see here, here, here, and here).  It been amazing to see how our family, friends and church has responded to us in our time of need.

My mind has just been reflecting on the events of the past few weeks and I realized that I am so grateful / thankful:

  • that last week when we were in the hospital the “kiddos” were at my parents house
  • a Pastor who cared to come visit us in the hospital (and other friends who offered)
  • for the friends and neighbors who have sacrificed their time and groceries to prepare us a meal
  • for Melissa for organizing to arrange for help and making a “grocery run”
  • for fellow believers who have offered to pray for us on the hour during waking hours 
  • for our Lighthouse group at First Family Church at how we are able to encourage and humbly serve one another
  • for the flexibility of my employer and the ability to work remotely (thank you technology)
  • for the Lord’s financial blessing on our lives
  • for friends who drop off extra carpet for our unfinished basement
  • for my wife’s patience with me as I try to pick up some slack around the home
  • for my wife’s mother coming to stay with us this week to help out with Angela and the kids
  • for all of those who have offered to help and pray for us, so simply being the “body of Christ” to us and sharing in our joys and suffering
  • for the blessing of children as a gift from the Lord
  • for Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and that Salvation is freely offered to all who believe upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
I’m sure that I’m forgetting some things, but these things that I have “listed” have given me a dose of grace in this time of need!