Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Journey Unknown....

I remember Sarah sharing with me about this young man she had met..."Mom, he's the male version of me!" she said, That statement couldn't have been more true! Except that he would always walk in our door ready and willing to help with dishes or whatever I needed help with! Large family probs! I have seen nothing but a heart to serve in this young man since the day we met. More than three years later, I see that same heart!


 One year ago our family celebrated as Jason and Sarah tied the knot and joined our families together! This fun loving tattooed goof ball of a young man is now my son in-law and calls me mom! I have watched as they have served our community as youth ministers and poured out their lives to show others the love of Jesus. I have watched as they have loved our family and made themselves available whenever I needed help. Yes...They are more alike than the "Mom he's just like me" statement could have ever explained!



Now it's time for us all to show these two the love of Jesus and serve them....
This past week our daughter and son received some unexpected news, a diagnosis of Lymphoma. Tomorrow Jason will begin a few medical proceedures to get him on his way to good health. Though this journey may be frightening with all the unknowns, we serve a God who has every detail of Jason's being already in the palm of His hand! He is Jehovah Rapha...the God who heals!

What you may not know is Jason and Sarah were in the middle of an interview process with a church out of state. That is now on hold. Please be praying for their finances as well as Jason's health. Please pray for our daughter Sarah, that God would equip her to be Jason's greatest cheerleader during this journey. Please pray for our familes as we team up to serve them however we can with love and support.


All of their needs as well as this diagnosis is not a surprise to our heavenly Father! Sarah and Jason's futures were surrendered at God's feet the day they chose to follow Him. So together the journey continues...in sickness and in health. This jouney is and will be a testimony of the grace and love of a Father who loves Jason and Sarah more than we can comprehend.

Thank you all for your prayers! During this week of "Thankfulness" I am thankful for each of you!




3 comments:

Susan Martin said...

Thinking of you two and sending love from the Martins.

shari Tatum said...

My prayers are with Jason and your family. Jason and i had the pleasure of being classmates when attended Point University. We had a group project together and i just remember him being such a sweet spirit. Its ironic how i was just scrolling through fb and saw this and i only clicked on it because i wanted to read why this guy needed prayer and wanted to support. Little did i know it would be someone that i had come in contact with during my school journey. I look at this as being a part of adding my pryers to his healing and i believe that he will be healed in the name of Jesus. What ever his journey is with this will also be a beautiful testimony for someone else when hes done. God will take you to something but he will also bring you through it. Again i will be praying for your family and tell Jason i know he doesnt remember me but my name is Shari and i will be praying for him and for him to keep his encouring spirit that he has . The song says...Speak over yourself , encourage yourself in the Lord. Amen.

shari Tatum said...

My prayers are with Jason and your family. Jason and i had the pleasure of being classmates when attended Point University. We had a group project together and i just remember him being such a sweet spirit. Its ironic how i was just scrolling through fb and saw this and i only clicked on it because i wanted to read why this guy needed prayer and wanted to support. Little did i know it would be someone that i had come in contact with during my school journey. I look at this as being a part of adding my pryers to his healing and i believe that he will be healed in the name of Jesus. What ever his journey is with this will also be a beautiful testimony for someone else when hes done. God will take you to something but he will also bring you through it. Again i will be praying for your family and tell Jason i know he doesnt remember me but my name is Shari and i will be praying for him and for him to keep his encouring spirit that he has . The song says...Speak over yourself , encourage yourself in the Lord. Amen.