Our Lord Jesus Christ says, "If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:31-32).
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Praying For Al
One of my best friends - or, as he always puts it, "my brother from another mother" - Pastor Al Majewski (Saint Paul Lutheran, Manito, IL) is in very critical condition at this hour. He is bleeding from ulcers in his esophagus and has a liver that is barely functioning. His dad called me about an hour ago and told me that the doctor informed him that Al has a 40% chance of surviving the procedure they need to do on him to stop the bleeding. I'm in shock and don't even know what to say. I'm tired, but there's no way I can sleep right now. They're doing the procedure as I type this and I'm waiting to hear news from his dad. Nothing to do now but pray . . . and wait . . . my brother is in our Lord's hands. Al is four days shy of his 50th birthday. He is husband to Marge, father to Dustin, Chris, Brittany, and Jake, and sole pastor to a couple hundred souls in Manito. Lots to pray about . . .