Alvin Beadles – Update #6

Today has been a good day. Not for Dad, but for Mom, my brother and me. It seems that each of us have been given the grace to place Dad’s life fully in the hands of Jesus. We and anyone else would tell you that we had done so on Monday, but you know when you really do. We aren’t making friends with Death or giving up hope. We are receiving a measure of grace not needed yesterday. We are experiencing a fuller understanding of “Grace for the moment.”

Dad has Staph Pneumonia, a particularly nasty bug. The medical staff are continuing to battle for his life and Dad appears to be holding his own. He could survive, other people have.

Your prayers have been answered. Today, we are receiving the grace to win the battle for the mind.

You would honor me to now by making this your prayer. “Father, please allow Alvin to make consistent progress and fully recover so that he might bring you fame in his earthly service to you. Should you desire to bring fame to yourself by the mercy you will show his family in death; then allow that death to come quickly. Either way, make your fame, chief among our desires.”

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4 Responses

  1. I’ve heard from both Elaine and Patricia today. They have said they got to talk w/ Glenda and Gary. Glad the family is there. Alvin is a fighter…he will keep fighting…
    Thanks for the update… Alisa

  2. Justin,
    Just heard and hurting for you. You are right about the nasty part of staph pneumonia, but I have seen it cured plenty of times. There are some good drugs now.
    Reading all of your posts. Amazing writer. Incredible journey you are on. You are Hoping in the Lord. Not just “hope”. Hope in the Lord will not fail. It is amazing to hear you say what many people never realize: It is about the Lord (not us). Let Him receive the Glory.
    I am praying, we are praying, we will pray. Love you brother. Miss you
    Nick

    Jeremiah says,

    21 This I recall to my mind,

    Therefore I have hope.

    22 The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,

    For His compassions [mercies] never fail.

    23 They are new every morning;

    Great is Your faithfulness.

    24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,

    “Therefore I have hope in Him.”

  3. Still praying Justin !!! Glory to God who is honored through all of this. Stay strong in Him…He will never leave or forsake you. Not our understanding but His. Not our timing, but His. Praying for Heather, the kids & Susan’s safe trip. Love you guys !

  4. Justin, we are in constant prayer for your father, you and your family and will continue to pray for healing and God’s will.

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