Sunday, February 26, 2012

Carol Day 29, Coming Home

Carol is home!  What seemed impossible 20 days ago is a sweet reality. She's a  bit wobbly but can make it around the house and up and down the stairs. Thank you Lord Jesus! Isaiah 54:8 With everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.
All the girls just sat with Carol on the stairs and talked and talked and talked and talked. It was a blessing.
But the BIGGER NEWS...I dropped Carol and the girls off at home, then ran to the pharmacy to fill a prescription for Carol.
When I returned 30 min later, Carol tells me: Sofie (age 7) and Laili (11 years old) have exciting news.  Tell Daddy your news Sofie.
Sofie: I trust Jesus as my Savior right now.
Me: What? Wow! Wonderful Sofie! I am so happy.  So, what made you place your faith in Jesus today, now?
Sofie: Jesus die for my sin and Jesus brought my momma back home.
And so, today I and our family prayed with Laili and Sofie to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! 
The miracles do not cease with the Lord.  Our family's crisis with Carol will be forever linked with the eternal salvation of 2 daughters!
Thank you all for standing with us in prayer and encouragement.  This day of having Carol home was fought with prayer and tears, love and unity.
I feel that our family took a few small steps of faith and God made the footstep heard around the world, for His Glory and to let people know that Jesus is real and is personally involved in lives, Pastor Craig
 

15 comments:

Fitzpatrick Family said...

yippee! yay! tears of joy are streaming down my face! rejoicing with your precious family with this amazing news! carol is HOME and two more girlies in the Forever Family! the angels are rejoicing. my heart is singing! can't wait to see you and hug you, carol. i love you!

joyfully,
kelly fitzpatrick

Tanya said...

Nothing sweeter than seeing you in your own home surrounded by your little angels Carol! Tears are streaming in this house too! We feel blessed just to be witness to this incredible miracle ..."Jesus brought my momma back home." YES HE DID! AMEN! And So so much more...

Ryan Bates said...

Tears of joy. Through out this whole ordeal, Pastor Craig, you have publicly demonstrated that God's grace is enough for you. That in and of itself is a powerful testimony. But it's sweeter still seeing God honor it and bring healing, for His name's sake. No one can take this testimony away from your family. For years, your family and many around the world will speak of the day Carol should have died. Think of the conversations this can start? Awesome! Please continue updating your blog. There's still more good stuff to come, I'm sure of it!

Marie said...

Praise God! Love and prayers from Michigan!

Mike Neglia said...

!!!!! Wonderful !!!!!

Randy said...

Tami and I continue to be amazed at God's miraculous hand on your precious family... Praise the Lord you guys, we love you!

Rita said...

Hi Carol,
I am so happy you are HOME! Benvenuta. Ciao Rita

Franny Lowry said...

I have been so, so blessed reading and following Carol's progress. I so wanted to come and play music for her while in the hospital to help her but she was in ICU. I started crying when I read how your sweet girl gave her life to Christ! I have been sharing her progress on Facebook and it's been such an amazing encouragement to all, especially myself. It's a needed reminder that our God IS greater, and able to do far more than we can imagine. No more placing God in the box,it's time to let His light shine. Thank you all so much for giving God so much glory in all of this. I love how God works in such a way that there's NO question it's Him and Him alone. :) Love you all, please let me know how I can help. Love you Carol so much!

FallingBeej said...

Now that's a Class A miracle! Two sinful humans redeemed and indwelt by the Living God Himself in the form of His Holy Spirit. Praise Him again and again!

Matilde Kettering said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Kim said...

Amen and Amen, so thrilled for you all.

Debbie Peterson said...

I always tear up from happiness and a sweet tug of the heart strings when I hear of my students reports of coming to Jesus! I'm SO happy for your family! Praise you Father for working all things for your Glory!

Al and Flora said...

What inexpressible joy in our hearts as we read the words that Carol is home safely AND that two more precious lives are secured for heaven...and will be used by Him to reach out to others in the days (and years) ahead...we will continue to pray for each of you .......your words each day have been an inspiration to us... With love, Flora and Al

Naomi Putnam said...

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow. Rejoicing with you as you celebrate the physical and spiritual gift of life God has given your family! Welcome home Carol, we all missed you!!

Anonymous said...

Blessings on your dear sweet family. I thank God every morning when I wake up that He woke up Carol. You have been in my prayers every day and been such an encouragement to me to remember that I believe in a God of miracles! He is Faithful and He can do ALL things!!