Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Let's Try This

For reasons known only to Al Gore (creator of the 'net), my blog completely disappeared today. Therein was lost an amazing amount of worthless musings and philosophy. So, I guess we start over.

God answers prayers. He really does. It's taken me many years to figure out that the greater your faith, the more prayers get answered. I believe we cheat ourselves by cautiously entering into prayer...almost hesitantly, as if expecting no results. (Caveat: I haven't solved this problem completely...just getting better at it.) I think God expects ridiculous faith. Faith that dismisses human logic and known laws of probability.

I bring this up because Carole and I have been praying for a 5 year-old boy named Tyler Stewart. Just a couple of weeks ago, it was discovered he had a brain tumor. Today, at St. Jude's Hospital, surgeons began what was to be an extremely delicate procedure to remove the mass and expected it to be a 5-6 hour process. Well, it only took 3 hours and the news is cautiously good. Preliminary reports show it to be benign.

The next two days are very important for Tyler. Doctors will be checking on bleeding and also on how his motor skills are. Please lift him up in prayer. God can handle it.


Tim Perkins said...

Hey, the blog came back. Well, my gain is your loss.

Tim Perkins said...

Wednesday report on Tyler: He continues to do well. An MRI shows that the surgeon got all the tumor out. This is amazingly good in human terms, but pretty normal stuff for God. God is so good. Continue to pray for Tyler!

Jason Rice said...

So true Mr. Perkins....

1 John 3:21-22 says "Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him."

Sounds like a "works-based" ideology, but this is new testament truth coming from the mouth of the apostle/disciple John.