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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

UPDATE on Prayers for Daniel

First of all, we want to Thank You! for your notes of encouragement and assurances of prayer. That we received from our last post about our son Daniel.

When in the hospital Daniel said:
"I can feel the prayers~Please thank everyone for me, and don’t stop!"

We took our youngest son, Daniel, to the emergency on Friday, 26 April 2019. His speech was slurred and he couldn’t get his thoughts out. Daniel spent a week in the hospital, undergoing extensive investigative procedures. All we know at this point is that he has sustained inflammation in his brain. Perhaps with the results of his blood and spinal fluid exams some light will be shed on what is going on. Meanwhile he is resting at home, and taking steroids, which leave him very tired. A 3rd MRI is scheduled in June and then the Professor of Neurology will try and determine what is going on. He is not out of the woods yet, so kindly remember him before the LORD. Thank you!

So…it is a time to rest and reflect; which he is doing. We encourage ourselves with this promise:
Mercy and truth have met together, righteousness and peace have kissed..Psalm 85:10

Daniel’s interesting response was:
"That marriage produces a child of faith."

Our family has drawn even closer to each other through all of this, of course. The LORD
has blessed us in so many ways, perhaps the greatest is that sense of family unity.

Meridel and our sons join me in giving thanks for the privilege of being part and parcel of this nation at this time in history. NO one said it would be easy. We are all infused with the blessing and enrichment that come from being a part of Israel. Again and again, the sense of family comes into play. Father God drew us home to Israel; we are energized by believing these bold prophetic words:

And He said, Behold, I make a covenant:
before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth,
nor in any nation: and all the people which are among you, shall see the work of the Almighty: for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you. [Israel]...Joshua 1:8

In Closing:
Cherish your family. Change is the one constant in life, but we all start and end with family, which is one of God’s masterpieces.

Having a place to go~to your family, your home, for the Jewish heart it is Israel.
Having someone to love~is your family, is a enormous blessing.

Our hearts are touched every year as we “Remember” where we came from and why we are living here on this tiny piece of real estate, and ultimately where we are going! Amen.

With Heartfelt Thanks and Blessings to You All,
Jay and Meridel Rawlings and sons

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