Sunday, January 30, 2011



Sometimes life is rough. Sometimes it seems the water is going to take down the ship. 



Don has had turmoil 

It seems like the uphill battle his daunting. When you are tired and weak it's hard to imagine that you are going to be able to make it the rest of the way.

Don has had the waves crashing in his mind as he has worried about basic things like - wanting to eat and drink - about keeping food down - as well as financial worries. 




No one can help him eat or drink, no one can make him well. 

It would seem he is alone on this journey, going through the dark, raging waters.

however 

Brothers 
Brothers come along side you when you are weak
brothers 
They pull the ropes when you aren't strong enough
brothers 
they bail the water out of the boat
brothers 
they strengthen the ship



Don has a band of brothers. 
There have been so many brothers that have come along side him. There have been so many people that have equipped him for the journey. 
Supplying him with tools and prayers. 

The journey has been particularly  drenching the last couple weeks. 
The water has been coming in from all sides. 

however 

Brothers 
Brothers come along side you when you are weak
brothers 
They pull the ropes when you aren't strong enough
brothers 
they bail the water out of the boat
brothers 
they strengthen the ship


brothers have come along side him and have been shouldering the storm with him. 
Real shouldering .. getting dirty, sacrificing shouldering. Taking on the burdens shouldering. 

brothers 

thank you 




I love the brotherhood but I don't ever want to forget our beloved sisters.
Thank you sisters for your love and faithfulness. 














4 comments:

Elisa Mary Abele said...

Its been AWESOME to see his brothers gather round :) They are some fantastic men of God!

Grandma Gigi said...

How beautiful to have the Body of Christ BE the Body of Christ meeting the needs of those in need. Thank You Lord for putting these brothers in Don's life to carry him thru when he is not able.

Dee Dee said...

I'm sorry; I had hoped he was steadily gaining strength. How can we help? Love you all!

Mary said...

Dee Dee, you and Paul have been there. Paul is one of his brothers.
Don is gaining strength, it's just a long, slow trip around the Cape of Good Hope.

Love you all ..