Sunday, July 18, 2010

How Great is Our God!!!

Praise the Lord! Mom and Dad are home! Daddy ended up spending one week at the rehabilitation center after he was released from the hospital. Mom said she saw more and more improvement each day he was there. He's still not communicating at 100% yet, but we are so thankful he's doing so much better. When he left in an ambulance almost 3 weeks ago, he was completely rigid and stiff. His body would not bend and he was completely non-responsive. But now, he's walking with very little assistance and his understanding has improved tremendously! Thank you, God!

Of course, we're really glad to have them home once more. Hopefully this will never happen again! Please pray that his symptoms will not progress, but that they will be completely resolved--and soon!! But most importantly, pray for the Lord's will to be done in our lives, because His will is best.

Now onto another note...

Would you like to see a picture of Dad's "battle scars" from the brain biopsy?!? Well first I have to tell you something.

After Dad was first diagnosed with "an inoperable brain tumor" in May of 2009, someone shared an amazing YouTube video with us. It was about laminin. Laminin is a protein molecule responsible for literally holding our bodies together. (There are a lot of other fancy, technical terms I could use, but let's just stick with that short explanation for now. ;) To understand how amazing this really is you have to see a picture of it for yourself! Here is a scientific diagram of laminin:

Isn't that amazing?! God designed the stuff that holds our bodies together in the perfect shape of a cross. (Also notice the three separate chains that intertwine, representing the three ways God manifests Himself to us as Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.) Wow! What makes this even more amazing is that God Himself confirms this to be true in Colossians chapter 1, where it says: "In Him all things hold together." ... He means it literally! Dad went on to preach a sermon highlighting this subject at three different churches last year. He was invited to speak at others but never had the opportunity to do so.
So now, would you like to see the picture his scar?
You have to see an actual microscopic image of laminin:

And now...

Here is a picture of the scar that's left on Daddy's head:

Do you see the resemblance? (You can click to enlarge the picture if you want.) Maybe it's not so noticeable to everyone, but when we first saw it we felt like this was God's way of giving our family a permanent, outward, physical sign and reminder of His omnipresence in every situation! Thank you, Lord!
Anyway... I know this made for a pretty lengthy post, but I just had to share! If you'd like to see the amazing 9-minute video I mentioned, click HERE. You won't regret taking the time to watch it! ;) ~Have a blessed week, everyone!
"For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross."
Colossians 1:16-20
Top 2 Photos: courtesy of Google Images


Lindsay said...

Wow... that's SO amazing, Taylor! Praise the Lord that your dad is back home. Thanks for sharing, dear friend! :-)

~ Lots of Love & Hugs,
Lindsay <3

Sister#1 said...

Oh it's so good to have Momma and Daddy back home! I missed them SO much! :-) What a load off our shoulders, huh? ;-) I love you Tay!

Love your sister who loves you,

Preacher Man said...

That's awesome! Thank the LORD!

Rachel Grace said...

God bless you Taylor! The Lord is so amazing and beautiful and powerful! I praise the Lord that your father is doing better, and I will pray for him, for you and for your family. The Lord has truly blessed you with beautiful faith Taylor!
May the Lord bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand!
Rachel Grace

Anna Kiser said...

I saw your blog link and was wondering if you would enter my blog party? I haven't started it yet, because I want to know that I have enough people to enter it first. Here's my link:
Anna Kiser

Taylor said...

Thank you all for your comments! I'm sorry for the delay in publishing them. This is my first time to sign into Blogger all week... I've been quite busy!! ;)


Taylor said...

prayers for your dad...
you have an awesome blog!! my daughter would love it. she has a modest is hottest blog. Keep up the good blogging :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your dad is doing well! Our Lord really is amazing.
Emily :)

The Jordan Sister's said...

we are praying for your family...your blog is just so cute,me and my sister enjoy reading your blog and thank you for commenting on our blog and thank you for your prayers :)

~In Christ~
the Jordan sisters