Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hope and Mercy

The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.
Ps. 147:11

Bethany sent me this verse the other day. When my own dad was sick I prayed for grace, with my uncle I have prayed for mercy. It has been a rough week. First was the diagnosis of pneumonia, which was thought to have been caught early but quickly became life threatening. ICU and sedation have been the words of the week. As the pneumonia itself was brought under control a new complication arose, bleeding lungs. Every day we have hoped and prayed for good news. Today Uncle Chuck is in a Rochester hospital, his lungs are not bleeding quite as much, and when they begin to wean him off the sedating medications, he tries to get up. Aunt Mary knew this would happen. He obviously has things to do but is still very sick and so he remains medicated. They say you can't keep a good man down.

The photo is of Uncle Chuck and my mother many years ago.


  1. Martha, I'm so sorry there have been complications. We will continue to pray.

    The picture is precious. I have a picture of my sister and me when we were young, tented in the same way.

    Loving you today


  2. Love the picture...I could tell it was both of them immediately!

    Bleeding lungs...that sounds awful. I pray he continues to heal!