Hello once again and here is the evening update on Israel. . They decided to forego the surgery until Wednesday . They said the operation room was too busy today and he had quite a bit of swelling so they decided to wait. They did move him from the ICU unit into a regular room . That is a blessing for the bills!
He has had a challenging day with his pain. Israel is still thanking the Lord for this trial and though the pain is a 10+ this evening he and Cori are still looking to the Lord in the midst of this.
Thank you once again for all the wonderful notes , e-cards and comments on the blog that you have sent to encourage Cori and Israel. They have needed it and they are blessed by your words of encouragements.
Here are some words sent from Cori: “Here is a picture of Israel sitting up!!! He continues to have a lot of pain; but he is persistent in moving his legs & is “delighted to still have his wife beside him”; these are Israel’s own words.
Thank you for your continued love, prayers,& support!
Much praise to God,
Here are some closing thoughts for the day. Someone sent this in a note to Israel and Cori and we felt it was a good thought to end this hard day of Israel’s.
” I know you probably wonder “why did God allow this to happen”? but just remember God makes no mistakes, and He has everything in His hands, even though you may not see the reason now. As I was reading Joshua 1 this morning, I read a verse that I wanted to share with you…. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)”
Email Address for Israel and Cori: firstname.lastname@example.org