Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Psalm 139 has been a comfort...verses 17 and 18 especially...
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God? how great is the sum of them?

If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
Earlier this month, my sister's husband was unexpectedly ordered to return to his country of birth, El Salvador. Today we received news that the U.S. Embassy will not allow him to return to his wife and child in America for at least 8 months, perhaps a year or more. My sister has to prove that she needs her husband here with her. She has to prove that their eight year old son actually needs his father to live with him in the same country.
This will affect all of our lives. Everything will change.
It is impossible to understand why this is happening. May we remember that God is always guiding our lives. We have to strive and be patient, and struggle and suffer sometimes. But "all things work for good for them that love the Lord." This will all work out over time. We will grow, and change, and hopefully develop more fully into the people God wants us to be during this hardship.
I have faith that God can heal all of this. He can bring something extraordinarily beautiful out of grief, pain, and loss. As a family, we are so very grateful for all the prayers of our friends. But if He leads you to, please continue to pray for my sister and her son. Their hearts were broken today.

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