We just talked with Cori this morning who has been talking with Israel more clearly than ever. He woke up more clear of mind and was asked if he wanted to sit up on the edge of his bed with his legs off the bed. They said,” Are you really sure you want to do this?” Of course, Israel , the person he is, said,” Yes, for sure!” He swung himself over and they had him exercise his two legs . Cori was shocked at how well he moved his legs and was so encouraged just to see her husband able to move his legs! He sat up for three minutes. He was in terrible pain last night , his pain being rated at 1 , the least amount of pain, to 10 the worst. He was at an 11-12 number last night and hardly had any sleep. Today, praise the Lord , he is at a 5. He is very tired but gaining strength . He goes in for his big surgery tomorrow.
We really want to thank all of you who have sent emails, cards, donations, offers to help, phone calls to encourage, and all the other kind touches. Our words cannot express how thankful we are for a community of people who have pulled together to help in such a difficult situation and the countless prayers that have been lifted up for Israel . WE can see today that God has been working great things in Israel’s healing on behalf of so many prayers!
Cori has been reading the emails that people have been sending. That email address is:
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to send an email message to her as well. She has been very encouraged by these emails.
This verse is in Psalm 147: 9-11 and summarizes the Lord’s heart : ” He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”