Tuesday, August 31, 2004

As for me and my house

As Joshua said "Choose you this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord" I will also say, as Luke's uncle has said to me, we will Trust the Lord.


Gordy AKA Luke's Dad said...
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Anonymous said...

My thoughts of recovery to your son and for you. I'm so hopeful for you. Please know I care...and pray (in my way) for your return to normalcy.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Gordy - Tami Firman here. I don't have an account, so pushed the "post anonymous button" just for the sake of simplicity. But I wanted you to know that Tom & Kay have both emailed me, and that I am passing this on to other praying people. God DOES answer prayer. What we pray DOES have impact in the spiritual realm. God in His incredible love & wisdom lets us partner with Him in accomplishing His redemptive work. We are joining with you and will contend for your precious one. Thanks for letting us link hearts with you.

Please tell Sue & Daniel that I am sending my love & prayers to them and to the entire family.

Here is the verse I sent to Tom for Luke & for your family:

"But now, this is what the Lord says - he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:

'Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
The flames will not set you ablaze.'

For I am the Lord your God, the Holy one of Israel,
Your Savior."
Isaiah 43: 1-3

May the resurrection power of our Risen Savior be at work in Luke's body.

Love, Tami

Anonymous said...


I'm in Minnetonka, Minnesota and a sister-in-law to one of your co-workers, who has shared your request for prayers for your son, Luke. I agree that prayers do work mircles and hope Luke wakes up soon to be greeted you and his entire family, your circle of friends and the medical staff providing his care.

As we continue to pray for Luke and ask for strength during this questioning time, I hope you can take some comfort in the Lord as expressed in this favorite poem:

One night I dreamed I was walking
Along the beach with the Lord.

Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints.
Other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed that
During the low periods of my life when I was
Suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints,

So I said to the Lord, "You promised me,
Lord, that if I followed You,
You would walk with me always.

But I noticed that during the most trying periods
Of my life there have only been
One set of prints in the sand.

Why, When I have needed You most,
You have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied,
"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Is when I carried you."

Anonymous said...


My name is Carolyn and Luke's dad works with my brother Craig. I live in Minneapolis and our family if praying for all of you in Luke's family. I have also asked another church group to pray and kids that are back at school at North Central University which is a Bible college. We are standing with you in faith!

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you
Just a quick note to let you know of the prayer support from Colorado. Our family and our church "Restoration ASG" are all keeping Luke and your whole family lifted up in prayer. I am contacting family in Michigan and Florida to begin praying and to also activate their prayer chains. We are so far away but because of our awesome God still connected. Praise God and thank you Holy Spirit for the work You are doing.
Love you guys
The Stevensons

Anonymous said...

I can't explain what I feel it. It's crazy but I have a strong feeling that Luke is simply resting and will be strong again when the time is right. Hope & Healing are two very powerful tools. Find comfort in the support and strength that surrounds you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My heart is completely in awe tonight. I am Sue's mother, so precious Luke's Grandma (Miller). Have just read through each posting on this web site and can't describe the comfort this experience has been. What an outpouring of love from so many, each one speaking comfort, encouragement, hope...all the things so needed at this difficult time. We see Gordy & Sue and their children being literally sustained by these expressions of caring from so many. Ray (Grandpa) and I were at Luke's bedside yesterday with Gordy & Sue and Gordy was bringing up different comments and scriptures from this site and we were all just drinking in the love and I knew Luke felt that love too. It was so special that in that setting Luke began his first coughs. Even though it was hard to watch we knew that this was part of the necessary healing process that has to happen for Luke to be restored to wholeness.
Earlier in the day a friend had said that she felt love was the most important ingredient in Luke's restoration. How powerful it is! The very heart of God.
Today, the news wasn't very good, but this too is part of God,s plan. We must be tested and allow our faith not to waver, even though the circumstances change, God doesn't. He is ever faithful.
It means more than any of you can know what these expessions are doing for all of us. Thank you so much.
We are bathed in the peace that passes all understanding. I see it on Gordy's and Sue's faces and in all the children.
Tonight so many of us are here at their home and there is soft piano playing by Natalie that ministers to us. Some of the cousins are in beds, some on couches and all peaceful. We all hold fast to our loving Lord.
As I look out to the back yard where Auntie Cindy and Uncle Tom live there are lights and torches and flowers everywhere. This is rehearsal dinner night there for Luke's second oldest cousin' Joseph and his fiancee, Gina. Yes, tomorrow is a wedding and we have prayed for real rejoicing to bless it. The oldest cousin, Jesse and his wife, Rebekah are here from Ft. Benning in Georgia, a brother come home to be in Joseph's wedding, a miracle too and something we felt we couldn't even hope for. (Last year Jesse returned to us from Iraq and was married) Oh, how good God is! If Luke could talk I know he would say, YEAH! The smile you see here where he is lit up is what we call the Auntie Cindy smile, there is an adoration society there and the Lord allowed this wedding to be set for September 4th knowing all and in His great goodness.
We do hope in God for He is our hope and we are confident in His love. Each one of you are evidence of that. Many thanks. Grandma and Grandpa Miller Tumwater, WA