Remember my brother Mike, I posted about him a good bit last Fall? Many of you have e-mailed asking how he is doing now. So I thought I’d update. He still struggles as you may expect, some days more another. But over all I think he’s doing a good bit better than before. Pray for him as he seeks to become more independent from our parents in life but yet more dependent on Christ.
Though, sadly, I couldn’t be there for this because I live in Canada and he lives in California, I wanted to share some recent pictures of him. I borrowed them from a friend of his that was there. I hope he doesn’t mind!
This is his friend who sat for hours and hours holding his hand, praying and reading scripture to him at his bedside last year when Mike wasn’t even aware of it. He has remained a steadfast friend…
I don’t know this man personally but I am so touched by the expression on his face after his baptism.
God is so good.
“I Corinthithians 1:
18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
In other wonderful news, my big brother has chosen a bride for himself. We couldn’t be happier for them. She is a delightful woman and someone that having only met through e-mail and blogs, I consider a sweet friend. I can’t wait to call her sister!
This is Heather and Phil! Please go to her blog to read more about her. She is truly an amazing woman whom I greatly respect and from whom I have so much to learn.
I can’t wait to celebrate their wedding with them! And then Christmas!
A little crazy added fun fact is that Heather was reading my blog I think before she even met my brother and once she did meet him, she had no idea he and I were related.