I’m always in awe of how God orchestrates details that are beyond our control. As we continue to journey with the George family, this fact is more true than ever.
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I hope that by the time the family gets home tonight they will have a better idea about the likelihood of surgery for Charity. She seemed to decline today and is limited to mostly eye-blinks for communication. Swallowing is becoming a problem as well.
In the midst of all of this, many of Charity and Jeremy’s families are coming to Rochester. It’s tempting to say that I’ve been findng housing for all of them, but truly God has been the CEO of this experience. He’s done the impossible. Today in a very short period of time, my friends/neighbors agreed to house Jeremy’s mom for an unlimited period of time. Another neighbor is taking Charity’s sister for two nights. The following night her sister’s husband and four children will be joining her in town.
I must confess that finding housing for six was making me nervous. Finally I took myself out of the picture and said to a friend, “You know, I don’t have to worry about this because God already knows where they will be sleeping.” Would you believe that within an hour an entire house became available? The family attends our former church. They also have four children…within the same age range as Charity’s sister. This family will be out of town for the exact days we needed housing and they have agreed to let the the visiting family just move in. Isn’t that God sized?!
God also knows the outcome for Charity. He hears our prayers and knows the cries of our hearts. I have no doubt He is glorified by the number of believers who are carrying their sister, Charity, to His throne.
Loving and praying for Charity is the sum total of what her family can do right now. They have no doubt that God is in charge and the doctors at Mayo are doing their best. I must confess, that I, too, feel helpless to know what to say or do. Okay, those of you who know me know that “doing” comes easier in these situations. Funny, I usually am never at a loss for words, but this is different. This is God-Sized Stuff. I’m so thankful that when I am weak, He is strong…and we can rejoice in Him always.
II Corinthinians 12:9 “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”