Life’s losses can set us back. The Apostle Paulconfessed in 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” Are you strong enough to continue? In his lifetime, he was suffered from smallpox, pneumonia, malaria, pleurisy, dysentery, rheumatism, recurring fevers, dental problems & of course, back pains. In his 1st tour of duty he was afflicted with a severe case of dysentery that removed him from action. His extended absence prompted a reprimand from his superior. Providentially in his 2nd tour of duty, he suffered only from malaria & pneumonia and he was able to lead our troops with only 1 extended absence. Plagued by sickness but strengthened by prayer, George Washington had enough strength win the battle for our independence & serve our country as the 1st president. The Lord told the Apostle Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9). Are you strong enough to go on? Yes, by God’s sufficient grace.
Hal Holcomb passed away yesterday afternoon. Please pray for the family. Funeral services: Visitation Thurs. 6-8 pm at Heights Funeral Home (1317 Heights Blvd 77008), Service Fri. at 10 am with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery (1015 Antoine 77055).
Gladys Cureton (NW Mem) who is in surgery this morning to deal with infection following her recent surgery to repair a broken hip/upper leg.
Pat Neuville at home recovering from surgery to repair her broken right femur. Medical tests have revealed more health problems.
Gay Woods Clark recovering from the loss of her husband.
Carol Holleman’s husband, Royce, with pneumonia (St Joseph Select).
Jean Stark at home recovering from colon surgery. Having blood pressure problems, feet swelling.