We were blessed to have the opportunity to go and visit my brother Joel this past Thursday. It was so good to spend some time with him. My parents were there with Erik and I, and we had the chance to lay hands on Joel and pray over him. It was a very powerful time. And there were also some funny moments. You see, Joel is a goofy guy and has a great sense of humor. That comes in handy during moments of extreme pain. As we walked with him through the hallways of his hospital, he had his little i_P_od in hand and he played us some new tunes that he had downloaded. People were trying to figure out where the songs were coming from. Only Joel could get away with playing his tunes in the hallways of the hospital! It was fun and it made all of us smile. :) He had his landmarks on the walk, including the different water fountains and the different statues. (He even touched one statue for good luck! That's my brother! Funny.) And he greeted people as he passed them too - he is a very friendly guy, and his kind spirit is contagious. I'm so proud of him. And my heart hurts to see him aching, literally aching in his physical body. He was in a ton of pain that day, and no pain medicine could touch his pain. How I wish I could have taken the pain from him.
I just spoke to Joel tonight. He seemed to be in good spirits. And he told me that he is set to have a CT scan tomorrow at the hospital. We would love your prayers for my brother and for this new CT.
We know that He is in control. The Lord is on His throne, always. He is with Joel. And He is with us.
I hope that you had a blessed Mother's Day. It was bittersweet, to say the least. I will write more about that later...
Blessings to you,
Sunday, May 13, 2012