Step off the Boat
This is a great sermon. I especially love the last story. I encourage you to listen to the whole thing.
This past Sabbath when I went to Sabbath school, Gerhard Padderatz was sitting at the table in the class I attend. Silly me, I knew I had seen him before? (That’s what happens when you are getting older) but I was thinking just youtube….and here he is from Amazing Discoveries. As you know….I have great respect for the work that is done through Amazing Discoveries.
I hope he comes back again to visit. It was so enjoyable, our Sabbath school class could have lasted for hours.
Also, we have had the pleasure of having Pastor Bruce Moore as our interim pastor. He was in my Sabbath school class too. Just a wonderful day.
From the book:
God’s Love for Man
NATURE and revelation alike testify of God’s love. Our Father in heaven is the source of life, of wisdom, and of joy. Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and refresh the earth, the hills and seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator’s love. It is God who supplies the daily needs of all His creatures.
You probably wondered what happened today?
My plan was to post something today but I just wasn’t up to it. I received a call from my daughter-in-law this morning saying that my son had taken a turn for the worse after a surgery.
You see, my oldest son, Peter has been in and out of the hospital a lot lately. He has Crohn’s which is (from Wikipedia) – a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus.
It’s a terrible disease and he has been battling with for several years now. Though he thinks he may have had symptoms as early as his teens. He’ll be 42 this year.
He had the first surgery, I believe in 2004. For some time after that he was able to live pretty free of pain and discomfort, as far as I know.
He began to have problems again a couple of years ago (2015). He was in and out of the hospital 5 or, 6 times that year. It has progressively gotten worse. Recently they found that he had an almost total blockage, I think in the small intestine.
This past Thursday he had surgery. They removed the part where the blockage was and now he also has an ileostomy bag. Which is sort of like a colostomy bag, but it’s temporary. It’s to give the intestine time to heal. He has since been vomiting and they had to put some tubes in him to remove stuff from inside. So he’s having complications and a lot of pain.
What I would like to ask of you dear friends, is to please say a prayer for my son. I would appreciate it. I know that God hears our prayers and knows our compassion for those who are suffering. Thank you.