Thursday, May 31, 2007

For Felisol

This beautiful Christian couple is my friend, Felisol's mom and dad.
Her dad is ill in the hospital and although he is ready for heaven , his dear wife and family are finding it so hard to say good bye and are sitting at his bed side reading the Bible to him and singing his favorite hymns.
They need our prayers that they will realize that the Lord is close to them at a time like this..
God bless you and your family our dear Norwegian friend, Felisol...Love from Bernie and Terry


passing-thru said...

Sharing the burden of love like this is a real ministry terry - - God given compassion that buoys up these frail vessels in times of stress - I left a msg about Mueller stuff in your last post of may 30 on golden dad ----- love has a texture, a life , so unique , that The Creator, came and died - neat stuff, this , as paul said " IN CHRIST "

jel said...

will be praying,
and that is avery cool picture,
you did Terry!

Terry said...

Dear Passing-Thru..
Yes, I read your comment on my last post and it was really amazing!
I can't wait until your blog is up and working and you write some more good true stories about George Muller's orphanages.
Pilgrim David woud love this so much!
Maybe if you don't get your blog up and working soon, you can put some of those adventures into the comment section of David's "George Muller" blog site.
That would be so nice!!..
Thanks for your visits!

Hi Jel...Going to your blog gives me all those good picture ideas!!
You are the best, girl!!..Love Terry

Jim said...

I can do that (pray).

Pat said...

That is such a dificult time- I remember when my own Dad passed, the loss that I felt till one day I passed another grave on the way out of the cemetary. On their marker they had inscribed:
"Absent from the body-present with the Lord...AND HAPPY"
That says it all. We grive for our loss, but their reward is beyond what we can comprehend.
I will be praying for this family that they will be filled with God's peace.

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Dear Mrs. S.,

This is really kind of you to write this up for dear Felisol. I've been praying for her and her family ever since I followed her comment to her blog a few weeks ago.

God bless your day!

the little pilgrim pal

p.s. I wasn't talking about getting into any stick-swinging penalty by jumping on to the ice with ol' faithul...just doing what I do best and score a goal for them poor Sens...So, you can count me out of that penalty they might have taken :)

Pilot Mom said...

Some of my most sweetest memories were when we were sitting at Mom's bedside singing hymns and reading Bible passages to her. A fore taste of heaven indeed.

But I do remember the agony for us who were about to be left behind. It is still quite fresh... so I know only too well how to pray. I will begin...

Sara said...

miss terry, i am praying for this sweet family right now. may they find the soul celebration of those who do not grieve without hope. i know you will be such a comfort to them through this time. peace.

Mrs. Mac said...

Prayers being said today as this family and Christian man put their faith and trust in Jesus.

Felisol said...

Dear, Terry true child of God,
can you understand thet when you made this blog, I sat alone, watching over my dying fathter. Yet I felt and I told my father we were not alone. I told him the names of all those who were praying along with us , relatives and friends of mine and my blogger friends. I sang and I read from his Bible, while he breathed as if climbing the steepest mountain. I think that the power of prayer, which is the power of God is stronger than we can ever imagine.
There were pain, sorrow, a wish to hold on and a need to let go.
I was thinking for how long must he and how shall I endure this.
Amongst the many highlightenings in father's Bible I read loud from Mattew 14.25.
"During the fourth watch of the night Jesus came.."
I felt unexplainable peace, lay my head besides my father on his pillow, held him tight and dozed for some minutes.
Then, at 03.33 in the morning I senced a change in his breath. Two slow, deep breaths, "say hello to Jesus," I hastely said, a third sigh and he was gone.
Home to rest, home at last.
I have been crying oceans, yes.
But I think not neither my father nor I would have managed this if not for the power of prayers here and overseas.
Thank you, Terry for making this wonderful blog, just as the battle was at its hardest. Thank you each and everyone who cared to lift your voices and prayers to the Lord for us.
My mother and the rest of our familt are also sending their greetings. It's simply too much to understand.
My brother, who is a bachlor in a town further away, has taken some days off to stay with my mother, while we had tu hurry back, bacause daughter is having the third of four final exams Monday.
The funeral will be Thirsday.

Terry, I am constantly praying for Daddy Golden. A good thing he was taken to operation so soon, another good thing that the Canadian doctors are known for their sills, a third, we are in direct connection with the greatest doc of all. He'll help daddy Golden, save and heal.
Could you greet him from me, maybe with the verses from
Isaiah 53
1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

Yuor sister in the Lord Felisol

Pilot Mom said...

Thank you Terry for letting me know of Felisol's father's home going. My prayers have now changed. How blessed he is now!

Jeanette said...

Oh dear. It's so hard to lose a loved one. I hope God blesses the family with his grace and love in this time.

Glenys Hicks said...

Terry, I will pray for Felisol and her family at this sad time. I am facing the same thing with our dear Max.



Sioux said...

Terry, I see Felisol told you her father was be with his God. Prayers with her family and with yours at this time. I hope you can feel the love I am sending your way.

donna said...

my prayers are with felisol and the family....bless you terry for your caring and loving heart...


Susie said...

Dear Terry,
My prayers are with Felisol and her family. May she be comforted by her wonderful memories..