Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful for Grace

11 Years  ago on 9-11-01 the United States was changed forever because of a terrorist attack.
11 years ago today on Thanksgiving Day 11-22-01 our son Micah fell out of a tree and our family’s lives were changed forever. God poured out His love and grace upon our family as we found out not only did Micah have a broken leg, torn spleen, a small hole in his lung and a crushed vertebrae, but he had leukemia. Micah fought leukemia for four long years but was not able to overcome this sickness in this life. I praise God for the greater victory that was won! Micah trusted Christ as His Lord and Savior and he persevered in the faith, living and dying for the glory of God!  He fought the fight of faith to the end through all the pain and all the suffering. Now he is rejoicing and pain free, suffering no more, safe in the arms of Jesus. The longer I live the more grateful I am for God’s precious gift of Jesus. God knows how it feels to have your son die. I am so thankful He sent His son to die for my sins and for those who put their trust in Him and to nail our sins to the cross to die with Him. I am so thankful that He takes our stony hearts and changes us, giving us new hearts and that Christ lives in us, the hope of glory! God was so merciful to us during those four years and He continues to pour out His grace and love upon us. God is so gracious and good. His love is amazing and never ever fails us. I am missing Micah a lot this Thanksgiving but I am so thankful that the Lord gave us 16 years with him. I am so thankful that not only can I trust in God’s perfect plan to take Micah home at a young age, but I can trust Him fully for all of my children. I am so thankful for all my children and love them so much. My greatest desire is that they walk in the truth and treasure Christ.  I know God is drawing them to Himself. He is merciful, kind, righteous and always good and He will work all things together for good for those who love Him. Happy Thanksgiving!

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