Paul had a really good weekend (well, other than the ND loss). My parents (David & Carol) came in town and our nephew Jordan drove in. It was a nice weekend spending time with family!
Paul got the call to come in early for dialysis today. While that is usually a good thing because Paul likes to go early, we don’t have any one staying with us this week. So Paul drove himself to dialysis this morning. While I am not worried about the morning trip, I am worried about him driving home after dialysis. I know others do this, it’s just not something we have had to worry about because of our amazing family & friends! He will call me when it is over and, if he is tired, we will go & get him.
We also have practice for Holy Thursday services tonight. Looking forward to going and to having Paul present the Oil of the Sick at mass on Thursday. What a true honor to be asked. We personally have seen the power of prayer!
This Holy Week has an even deeper meaning to us this year. We have witnessed God work miracles in Paul!
Ephesians 2:8-9 (GNB) For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it.
My prayer this Holy Week is both for the complete healing for Paul’s kidneys and for all of us to continue to deepen our relationship with Christ. He died on the cross so that each & every one of us could have the opportunity to go to Heaven.
If you believe God saved Paul because He has great plans for him (like I do), it shouldn’t be hard to believe that God also has great plans for you!
Romans 10:9-13 (GNB) If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. The scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.” This includes everyone, because there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles; God is the same Lord of all and richly blesses all who call to him. As the scripture says, “Everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved.”