Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My father is in the Hospital

I just found out that my father is in the hospital. I actually found outa few hours ago. He lost conscienceness on BARt a couple times on his way to San Francisco. My brother david was with him and they got off at Oakland and went back home. He complained of a pain in his left abdomen later and my family took him to the hospital. They ran some tests and say that he had low levels of Potassium. They are running more tests and hope to release him in a few hours.

So I'm going home. I don't want to be 200 miles away when something like this is going on. I've packed up some computer equipment so I can work from there and a weeks worth of clothes. I hope to be returning this weekend, but I don't know what God has in store for me.

I'm not afraid. I don't know what's going to happen, and I see how I should be afraid or anxious but I'm not. When I pray, I can't pray for God to heal him. I just pray for God to do His will. I don't know what God's going to do, but I trust that He will do and is doing what's best for everyone. There is no way my God would throw this trial at me without preparing me for it, and I'm going to trust that fact to get me through. That God, in His infinite wisdom and knowledge and power, has set this time apart for His Glory to be shown to me and my family.

My family might be scared. I don't know for sure, but I can guess. My brothers don't sound scared, but even if they were scared, they wouldn't talk like it. We're just like that. We get it from my dad, I guess. My mom might be scared. I haven't spoken with her yet, just two of my younger brothers.

I'm going to try and keep this blog updated. If you get a chance to read this and pray for me, drop me a comment and let me know. It would be encouraging to read your prayers and who knows, maybe God will allow my unsaved family to see your prayers and it might minister to them. Feel free to share this with others so they can pray for us too. I want this situation to be a chance for my family to see the love of Jesus.

I'm praying for all of you,
Jonathan

2 comments:

Kristen said...

Jon,

I'm praying for you and your family. That God would give you peace and use this as a time for your family to draw closer together.

Robin said...

Joanthan-

I am praying for your father's healing. I pray that you would be comfort and hope for your family and that they would see you resting securely in our heavenly Father. Keep your eyes focused on Him. God Bless You!