Monday, February 1, 2016

Praying for Dad V.



 Henry's dad is in surgery as I write this. The surgeon is removing 65% of his liver and his gallbladder today. If all goes well, in 6 to 8 weeks he will be in surgery again, to remove the tumor in his colon, the place where his cancer began.

 I wanted to write a beautiful post for him today, something to tell you how special he is and what an inspiration he's been to all of us with his wonderful attitude and steadfast faith.

But . . .

I don't have the words today. Instead my heart and mind is filled with prayer as we wait . . .

Philippians 4: 6-7

  6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

I'll leave you with dad's words as he was being wheeled into surgery: "I'm in the Lord's hands."

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5 comments:

Ineke said...

Rosa we are praying for you all at this time but we know he is in good hand whether in surgery or out We have met you inlaw's many times and keep in touch with the Brandsma's while they are there Aunt Ineke (sterkte)(strength) for today and for whatever the results may be

Nancy-Mom said...

Yes, Rosa, he is in the Lords hand, as we all are, such a comforting text, thinking about and praying for peace for you all today.

Henriette Hoeksema said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Corky and Aunty Minnie as he is now in surgery may God be with the surgeons to give them guidance through this time and also praying for their children and grandchildren!!! Phil and Henriette

rosa veldkamp said...

Thank you both so much! We do take great comfort knowing he's in the Lord's hands.

rosa veldkamp said...

Thanks for your prayers Henriette.

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