Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Prayers Please!!

Sorry, the prayer requests seem to keep coming...

Some of you guys know Nathan Barkman from church. He's a 16-year-old guy, really fun, and plays with Beth's little bluegrass group on Sundays.

Nathan has got H1N1 (swine flu) really bad-- he's had temperatures of 104 all week and it's developing into pneumonia. :-( Please, please pray for him... this swine flu thing is scary. :-S

I haven't heard much more about Denise; she is still in the hospital, but praise the Lord, she is hanging in there.

It'll be interesting though to see what kind of after-effects this has on some people! :-S

But God is in control-- through every scary thing in life, He is still orchestrating all the events for His glory and our good. I am glad we have that truth to rest in.

"Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone." (Psalm 91:9-12)

"Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah." (Psalm 46:10-11)

7 comments:

Rosebud said...

It is really hard to not be scared about Nathan...H1N1 is so serious!! :( And for it to be hitting so close to home...it's scary. Thanks for the verses...

Melanie said...

I know!! I *am* scared. :-( :-( :-(

Teddy said...

Have you heard anything more about him? Last night we got the update that his fever broke I think.

Gabrielle Renee said...

I'll be praying.

Melanie said...

O Teddy, really??? I so hope that is true... my dad told Josiah to keep him updated so I will try to catch my dad on Skype sometime today (he's at work today)....

Thank you, Gabrielle, for your prayers! Keep 'em up!!

Mommy is making us take lots of vitamins and colloidal silver (sp?) to build up our immunities... I thought at first that the swine flu thing was just a scare, until it started reaching close to home... :-S

Alaina said...

I'll be praying!! I think some people are getting it worse than others...some friends of ours have gotten it and it was no worse than any other kind of flu; I don't know why it is really bad for some and not for others. :S

Teddy said...

Yeah, last thing I knew Barkboy was on the mend. *Cheers* I think I'll slap him next time I see him though, "STOP SCARING US LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!" ;-) Kidding of COURSE, I'll just be glad to see him among the living! :-)