Next Wednesday, August 26, Lord willing, Jon Rekash will be leaving the hospital to go home to be with his family.  It has been over two months since Jon had his accident, and in that time, we have watched God work in so many miraculous ways. I can tell you that God is faithful, He is merciful, He is kind, and He is amazing. Lord, you get all the Glory and the Honor for who You are, and all You have done for us. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

God’s people are also amazing. There have been so many (too many to number) who have stepped up to the plate and gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping our family. I’m overwhelmed at those who come each week to cut the grass; I’m overwhelmed at the wonderful neighbors who have been so kind to our family; I’m overwhelmed at the men who will work all day on their own jobs, and then work hours late into the night, doing everything they can to get the house ready for Jon to come home; I’m overwhelmed at the families who took our grandson’s and watched over them so Vanessa could go and be with Jon; I’m overwhelmed with how many have given their financial support, even when they didn’t even know Jon and Vanessa; I’m overwhelmed at the Galesburg Christian School, who not only allowed the boys to be in their day camp through the summer, but are now allowing them to come to their school on scholarships. I can go on and on and on, but I think you know how filled my heart is, and how amazed I am at what God has done.

I so appreciated Craig Yarde’s message on Sunday, and how we ended our service with the whole congregation coming to the altar and linking arms with one another. I was reminded of the power of unity and how God can move and work when we all come together as one. Thank you body of Christ for standing with us, working with us, and extending us grace when we needed it the most. We will never forget you and are forever thankful.