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Our Dear Emmeline

I’m taking a break from my normal genre to share thoughts related to my eldest granddaughter, Emmeline, who will celebrate her 11th birthday in May.  In God’s wisdom, He allowed her to be born with a brain tumor.  In God’s providence, he has provided excellent medical care and financial help through all these years.  In God’s goodness, he has supported her with an “army” of prayer supporters who have stood behind her faithfully.  And now, still in God’s plan, a “growth” of some sort has appeared on her brain stem, triggering alarming symptoms.

Emmeline is an incredibly beautiful and sweet girl who loves the Lord, enjoys making greeting cards and treasures her friends.  She is big sister to five younger siblings and enjoys the love and care of devoted parents.  Most of all, she is loved by God—Who doesn’t make mistakes!

As our family heads into a new part of this journey with her, we pray that we can all keep our eyes on the Lord, leaning ever harder on His goodness, grace, provision, strength, and mercy.  May He be glorified in Emmeline and her family no matter where this leads.  And may those who watch be drawn closer to Him.

Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

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Comments on: "Our Dear Emmeline" (4)

  1. Dear Emmeline’s suffering breaks my heart, as I know it does God’s. I am praying for Emmeline, her parents, siblings, and you, her grandparents.

  2. praying again today for Emmeline and your whole family. ‘Sometimes God allows what He hates to accomplish what He loves.’ – Joni Eareckson Tada may He bring something beautiful out of all the pain, Donna, and comfort you all in the middle of it, too.

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