Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Word of Praise to Our Great God!

Finally!  I am so blessed to be sitting here in my own home, thinking about you, having the chance to write to you myself.  How can I even begin to thank you for accompanying me through these past two weeks?  For walking through them together with me, holding my hand, leading the way when I myself had fallen blind?  Your unceasing prayers and expressions of love bolstered my faith in our Great God and His mighty power to turn all my darkness to light. 

For though I found myself blind in one eye, I was not overcome by fear, nor did I fall captive to the darkness of discouragement.  Indeed, I was surrounded by great peace and true rest the majority of the time.   Only let me be very clear that it was His light, His peace, and His rest. 

And now the blessed light is returning to my left eye as well, rather much more quickly than we had even hoped.  Each day, I see more and feel less disorientation with the disparity in my vision.  Yesterday I was able to see color for the first time and read large letters without great strain.  The distances are still a blur, but I can identify large objects such as cars and trees easily enough.  God has been so gracious to me. 

I want you to know that I am absolutely CONVINCED that this experience has come to pass so that God will be praised, so that together our hearts could exalt His name together.  “My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.  That is why I can never stop praising You; I declare Your glory all day long.  I will tell everyone about Your righteousness.  All day long I will proclaim your saving power, for I am overwhelmed by how much you have done for me.”  Psalm 71:8, 15 

As you praise God with me, please also remember to pray for:

  1. For good rest.  I have not been sleeping well for the past week.  Mercifully, friends have been helping with the kids and meals this week!  After today, Honey will be on school break as well so he will be available to help with our two sweet, redheaded boys. 
  2. My continued healing and the ability to know my limits (not a great strength of mine!).
  3. My acceptance of each day, with the vision I have, as a gift from His hand.

I’m so thankful for your part in this miracle! 


Jenn DeAtley said...

He is able! Praise God for showing Himself so powerful in your life.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Shilo for pressing on during this time. You have blessed me by helping to open my eyes to the grace of our heavenly father. He is so good and faithful and I am encouraged by you. We continue to pray daily for you, your healing, your family and mission work. May the Lord bless you mightly this weekend! In Christ, Amy Dawson at Berean Comm. Church

Alisha said...

We serve an awesome God, no doubt about it. Rejoicing with you...

Brenda said...

Still praying. So glad your husband will be around to help you a little more. I trust you are getting good care, thats something I am always concerned about when people are in Paraguay. No matter what, your life is in Gods hand :)

Donna said...

Your amazing attitude and spiritual insight is such an encouragement! He is the great healer! And He will only allow what is useful in our lives to bring Him praise.
Still praying for complete recovery my friend.
Delighting in Him

Betty said...

Thanks for the update on your condition. I praise God that you have received some sight back and pray that it will continue to come back fully.
God is good!

Jungle Mom said...

I love being able to read your updates. You have been a wonderful testimony thru this experience.


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