Israel says, ” I don’t deserve all of this. God has been so good to me.” These are Israel’s words today. He feels overwhelmed with all the love and support from all of you. He and Cori encouraged one another today as they shared their needs and shared how he feels not handsome now without his legs. Cori assured him that she would marry him all over again!
He is struggling greatly with a rash that has started all over his body today. The nurses are trying to determine the cause and he is very itchy all over. We can pray that they may determine the cause of this. His pain level fluctuated today between a 5-10 pain level but it has been bearable. Cori told him about his surgery tomorrow and he was fine about that.
Cori is still doing well. Kind people there in Seattle have been providing them food and encouragement and are promising to help them out with those needs this week. Cori and her mother who is with her have an apartment near the hospital so they don’t have to be far . They have that lodging for the next several days and will then see about what happens next. A car has been donated for their use as well.
We can all pray for this surgery tomorrow as they amputate more of his legs at about 8:00 AM. The Lord is able to give the doctors wisdom as they determine what would be the best for Israel’s future. ” If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally , and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith,, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is a like a wave of the sea driven with he wind and tossed.” James 1:5,6
A good thought for the day: In Job 1: 21 Job said, ” …The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. “This is a good testimony of a man in the Bible who still would praise God even after the most difficult situations in his life. Satan thought that Job would not bless God but curse God . God found Job a man who did not sin with his lips in accusing God of being of unfair.