There is someone I asked for prayer, who truly received help from our Lord. It's my brother, Bob.
As you know, I usually just use a letter, when I refer to someone. But, every once in a while, I'm given a situation where I can use their name. Just like, today.
I should let you know that what I am sharing with you today, is actually an e-mail message I received a few weeks ago. With being busy, I didn't share it with you. But, am doing so, today.
Being the end of the year, I feel I need to bring this information to you. This way, you can see that 2015 has been a good year for my brother.
Here's the message I received from him:
Could you please forward the following to all those you contacted to pray for helping me get my kidney transplant. I know that it has been about two months since I received the new organ but I have been dealing with some minor issues. Now it looks like all systems are a go, and the kidney is here to stay -- although there is still some healing to be done.
The text of my thank you follows:
Please accept my thanks with much gratitude for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers as I spent that past eight years on dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant.
Your unselfish acts of kindness bore fruit on Sept. 21 when I received a kidney from an unknown deceased donor. During the past several weeks, I have endured a normal recovery that has required close medical attention to ensure the kidney will settle into my body and not be rejected. It has at times been a painful and uncomfortable process but I remained positive throughout because of the very significant change in lifestyle that has come into my life.
I believe your gracious and welcome thoughts and prayers helped me to weather the difficulties I faced during the period immediately following the surgery. I hope the love and compassion you each showed toward me will carry on for others facing serious medical treatments.
On a final note, I urge you all to consider becoming a registered organ and tissue donor. The need has never been greater, and one organ donor can save or change the lives of eight people. A tissue donor can help as many as 70 or more people needing, as an example, skin grafts, bone replacement, mastectomy rebuilds and eye sight.
Once again, thank you for all the support you have given me. I know God will Bless each and every one of you.
I hope you read my brother Bob's message. If you have, then you are aware that he had a kidney transplant.
Even since I received this message, his health has continued to improve. For this, I am truly thankful.
Thankful that God answered prayer requested for my brother.
Just as Jesus told us He would, in the latter portion of John 16:23, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you."
How thankful I am that God answered the prayer requests that came from me... and from you!
Praise God! Thank You, Lord!
Yes, I am thankful that God has provided for my brother. But, I am also thankful that you prayed for him.
For this, I am truly grateful of you!
May God bless you, my friend.
Until next time...
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