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09 August, 2015

In the Fullness of Time...TOMORROW!

The Day is tomorrow. We are mindful of it and we are ready for this. All is well. God is in control.

My heart never ceases to praise our God. He created Jeff exactly as he is. Just a few short weeks after the conception of Jeff his heart began to form. It followed the inherited genetic coding to form a bicuspid aortic valve and a weak wall of the ascending aorta. God knew that genetic coding would one day lead to surgery for Jeff, and still God allowed it. God set that as part of his fearful and wonderful making of Jeff.

In all of time before and since then God has been orchestrating all things to make it possible for Jeff to have this surgery at this time. He put in the heart/mind of a youth to set his course to become a cardiac surgeon. He arranged the education for many professionals to design mechanical heart valves, Dacron woven tubes to use in place of blood vessels and so much more.

He let us to Tenwek and then to Uganda, then back to Tenwek for a week of training others when Jeff had a brief physical exam that revealed his heart murmur at just the right time. God built all facets of our ministry team, surrounding us with people who love us and pray for us. God provided for our colleagues to be well prepared to unexpectedly add our responsibilities to their own in this season.

Oh yes, God is in control and we thank him. We praise him. We are in awe of him and all of his works, for our good, for just such a time as this. We could never have imagined such a chapter in our story. We had no idea of the magnitude of God’s working out of our sight, in our lives, for our good, for this now.

We are not surprised. We know this of our God. But we are delighted he gives us glimpses through the curtains separating past-present-future, into that space where it is all at once, and lets us see more of him. Oh, the thrill to our souls. The strength to our faith. The peace in our spirits. Blessed be our God!

“In the fullness of time…” is a phrase in Scripture that now means so much more to us. This is God’s fullness of time for Jeff to have his heart repaired. We know that. His intimate care down through the ages is so evident. We love him and come what may, we trust him. All our hope is in him.

In answer to questions, cards can be sent to our Newberg address: P.O. Box 1236, Newberg, OR 97132

I will be doing my best to keep information about Jeff’s condition flowing outward. Jeff is the technological one, but with help from my kids I hope to keep people informed primarily through this blog. Thank you for praying. Thank you for caring. Thank you for being the Body of Christ to us.

Christine


3 comments:

Unknown said...

Praying for an uncomplicated and successful surgery and recovery and good pain control mixed with some amnesia.

Jenine

Janie B said...

Definitely will be praying today for all involved!
I pray Your hand, God, will be touching Jeff throughout the pre-op, the surgery, the post-op, and recovery to hold on to, protect, soothe, help, strengthen, and love! In Jesus's mighty name!

Janie B said...

Definitely will be praying today for all involved!
I pray Your hand, God, will be touching Jeff throughout the pre-op, the surgery, the post-op, and recovery to hold on to, protect, soothe, help, strengthen, and love! In Jesus's mighty name!