Tuesday, July 1, 2008

From Johnny's Heart to Yours

"Exhort one another daily, while it is called Today" - Hebrews 3:13

For several days Johnny and I have been talking about a message to all of you, that Johnny wanted to tell you all here, who read the blog. The following are words from his heart as told to me to tell to you:

"Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to send me one or more cards. You have no idea how much each one inspires me and uplifts me. The cards come from family, old friends, new friends, close friends, acquaintences, neighbors, strangers and churches. I am truly humbled that people go to the trouble to show their Christian spirit of love and caring for me. I do not feel worthy of all this attention. But I do feel blessed. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The cards come in all shapes and forms. Some are funny. Some are musical. Some are religous. Some are inspirational. Some are postcards. Some are letters. They come from children. They come from fathers. They come from Mothers. They come from couples. They come from people my age. They come from people much older and wiser. But the most touching part of every card yet, is that the sender includes a handwritten note of encouragement. They don't just sign their name. They don't just let the words on the card speak. They add words from their hearts.

This really means alot to me and inspires me to keep my faith strong. Some messages are short. Some messages are long. But they all remind me to trust and believe in the power of God to overcome. I may go down physically as I go through this process of healing. But it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to go down spiritually because so many people are "standing in the gap" for me. There truly is power in "The WORD" the Lord speaks to us as well as "the everyday words" that people convey in their own way to help.

I wish EVERYONE who was going through a cancer experience could receive the exhortation I receive from all your cards, letters and phone calls. Thank you again for caring enough to go to the trouble of showing it and reminding me that nothing is impossible with God. As far as I am concerned this battle is already won because no matter what happens to my body, my soul triumphs and the devil is defeated.

I wish each of you the same victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

In His Love,

Johnny

1 comment:

Still Cross Photography said...

God is with you and your family and now with all of us praying for you at this time. God is miraculous, not always in ways we want but He has brought you this far and with your faith in Him, He will take you farther!

Happy 4th of July and God Bless!!