I woke up on Thursday, May 2nd in a fog. A few nights of little sleep along with the emotions of the journey had taken its toll. I stumbled into the kitchen after the kids got off to school, made myself some breakfast, sat, and ate it. Friends of my parents were staying with us and the conversation around the table was muted.
After breakfast, I got a grocery bag out and got ready to take my guests to the store. I put my shoes on. I realized that I was supposed to be fasting. I felt like a failure. How could I have forgotten something so important? I had written a blog post inviting you all to join us for crying out loud. I stood at the front door in a daze. I looked at my dad's good friend and said, "I was supposed to be fasting."
He put his hand on my shoulder and said, "Jordan, let the church carry you."
How you all have carried us thus far. There are no adequate words. The gratitude in our hearts overflows. Thank you for joining us in fasting and prayer. We have experienced God's love and goodness through your prayers and encouragement. God's church is a beautiful thing and we are witnessing it first-hand.
But beyond the miracle of His church, we are being carried by God. How precious we feel as He cradles us in His hand and guides us through this journey. Miracles are all around us. The amount of God's people stepping into our journey is astounding. From dad's radiation oncologist, to the home visiting nurse (a lovely Christian lady from Zimbabwe), and the CCAC coordinator who attends a church in our fellowship. God has been so good to us.
And so the journey continues. Dad has completed radiation treatment and has been offered targeted treatment from the oncologist. We are so thankful he's eligible. We pray that the treatment does all it is supposed to do—but that God does even more! Continue to pray with us.
Even through our own journey, we know many of you are walking a difficult path as well. We are achingly aware of the needs and hurts around us. Let the church carry you. Our voices join so many on your behalf, and we lift you up to the throne of God in prayer. Know that God is with you, holding you secure in His palm—lovingly guiding your journey as you place your hope and trust in Him. You are being carried.