Friday, February 29, 2008

Today is the day of Salvation

II Cor. 6:2 For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.

II Cor. 6:2 is the verse that was given to Patsy today from one of the many friends who have been praying for Ole these past few weeks(months/years).
And then the most amazing thing happened tonight...Josh's grandpa, who has been seriously ill in the hospital JUST accepted the Lord in his heart tonight. During the prayer he said outloud "I believe", twice! It was the most beautiful thing. Our God is so amazing and so gracious! Seeing him in so much pain the last few weeks has been horrible, and I just kept thinking about him being in heaven and getting a new body and going to a place where there is no pain forever. I'm amazed at God's mercy. The nurses couldn't believe he had made it out of ICU last week, and I know it was a miracle so that he had time to know Jesus.

It reminds me of...

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

10"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.[a]
12"What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.


Our favorite family in the world came to visit: The Goff 5 (minus 1)!
Starla brought Daisy, Dylan, and Isaac down for a visit. Of course they had to hit up Disneyland and we all had a blast. I loved watching how much fun Gavin had hanging out with his cousins. They were like old pals. Jeff brought Ansley and then Christine came too, which was another highlight for the kids! Of course Nana was in heaven getting to spend time with all of her Grandkids at once.