Monday, September 06, 2004

Great Love

It has been nearly a week since Luke's accident and I had no idea when I created this site, that it would turn into this, an incredible outpouring of Love. The other morning, I was praying and thinking about the blog and I said to the Lord, "Lord, I am not worthy of this kind of Love, there are others out there in this world hurting too, like Emily and her parents, I dont deserve this expression of Love". Then I heard the Lord gently speak to me, "Gordy, the love you are seeing on this blog pales in comparison to the love I have for each and every person" WOW, I was blown away. There are so many people that are coming to this site to see how Luke is doing and they are thinking about Luke and my family several times each day. Some have said that they are not religious, guess what, neither am I. This may surprise some of you, as I do have a deep faith in my God, but it comes down to relationship and His great love for me. If you find your self drawn to this site on a frequent basis, it may be one of the first times in your life you that you have witnessed geniune love. Please know that there is a source to this love and his name is Yahweh, Yeshua, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Friends, if you find yourself drawn to this love, you too can expierence it first hand.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Will you run to the Him (the love) today? Turn to him, he is there. He is why Sue and I can stand strong in the face of uncertainty.

32 comments:

Julie Ward said...

Gordy you are awesome! You and Sue have given SO much in the past , you are reaping what you have sown!God Bless!
~Julie

Anonymous said...

This great love is what saved my live. Not the love but the person.
The Lord Jesus Christ, His life is in me and sustains me.
I was very dead without Him; I looked alive and maybe happy
but was very angry and very hurting. Now the peace within is greater
then the circumstances without. I look into the face of the Lord,
as Luke looked into mine. And see the Lord looking at me with the same deep love.

Anonymous said...

This great love is what saved my live. Not the love but the person.
The Lord Jesus Christ, His life is in me and sustains me.
I was very dead without Him; I looked alive and maybe happy
but was very angry and very hurting. Now the peace within is greater
then the circumstances without. I look into the face of the Lord,
as Luke looked into mine. And see the Lord looking at me with the
same deep love.

Lots and lots of love, Auntie Cindy (-:
Zephaniah 3:17 He quiet me in His love.

Anonymous said...

Gordy, Sue and Family:

My name is Desha and I work with Luke's aunt Lori. I checked the web site today to see how Luke is doing, and while I am relieved he is holding his own, I just want you to know that I am praying for him and his recovery, no matter how long it takes. You are all in my thoughts everyday. As a mom, my heart goes out to you. Waiting is the hardest part. Time will tell and it is my hope, everything will be okay. Although I have never met any of you, because of Lori, I feel like I know you. I pray for Luke - and you and his brothers and sisters.

Desha Dawson
Aunt Lori's Friend
Brewster, Wa.

Scott, Kris and girls said...

I just want you to know that we are praying constantly for Luke and for each member of your family. In the midst of these circumstances I am so grateful that God is still God, He is still on the throne...Luke's situation did not take Him by surprise. Luke's mommy...you are a GREAT mommy and you are a great daddy, Luke's daddy. We love you all so very much.
Blessings,
The Boisen family

Anonymous said...

Dear Lukey,
I love you. Our whole family loves you. I do love you, Luke. I miss you a lot. Megan and Jeff said they love you too. I hope you are better soon and we love you. When are you coming home? I miss my mom and dad. Bye, Lukey, I love you.

Love your brother,
Isaiah

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lukey, I love you. I miss you and I love you.

Love,
Deedo/your brother Ezekiel

danalewis said...

Thank you for the updates. We are praising the Lord for good news and praying for continued improvement. We have a Luke too :-). Our entire family is praying for your "Little Luke". God bless!

Leon said...

Hi Luke, Coughing is fun and it helps so... make noise and have fun. Little kids are supposed to make noise and run around. Cough! Cough! Cough!

Gordy I got your email and will respond later.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

My son, Paul Seward, asked me to pray for Luke's healing and your strength, faith and courage to remain strong.
I will do so. I'll also put Luke's name on our prayer
list at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Port Townsend.

The power of prayers is an incredible gift. I know from a time of personal experience when Paul's Dad, my husband, was in the midst of a life threatening crisis.
Prayers from people around the world, many whom we did not know, sustained us!

May God's peace and healing love be with you,
Mary Ann

Anonymous said...

As I was reading Isaiah and Ezekiel's comments I was again overwhelmed by the love within your family. I can't wait to see Luke running around with the rest of the kids at church.

Jasmyn

Anonymous said...

To: Gordy and Sue

Thank you for this site providing information regarding Luke's progress. Luke is in our prayers daily as is your entire family. Prayer is powerful and people all around the world are praying for little Luke. Your strength is inspirational!

May God Bless and Keep You.
Love,

Dave & Gay

Anonymous said...

We are still thinking of you continuously Searles Family - expecially last night as we were only a few floors below in the ER. We were blessed that a fall on the stairs only led to a separated elbow for our toddler, and we stopped to send a few prayers as we thought of little Luke so close in distance and in our hearts.

It is good to hear that you feel the thoughts and prayers for Luke and your family accross the distances, small and great. How amazing and wonderful - may these little miracles continue to build toward the ultimate miracle of Luke's return to your family.

-Sherry

weebie said...

I'm so sorry this happened to your son but God is bigger than all of this! Praying your son will be ok.
(hugs) Wendy from Canada
http://weebie.blogdrive.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing about the supernaturally unusual peace and hope (regardless of the outcome) that can only be found in Jesus at a time like this. It's incomprehensible to those without a relationship to Jesus, but it's within reach to anyone that dares to seek! The invitation's there!
"...to all who believed him (Jesus)and accepted him, to them he gave the right to become children of God..." John 1:12
"...this is the way to have eternal life - to KNOW you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth." John 17:3

Gordy, Sue and family, thanks for demonstrating to the cyberworld that the power of the gospel is REAL to change peoples' lives and to give them an anchor during stormy times.

We love you guys and are thankful for this website to be able to go through this storm with you, as much as possible. We continue to lift up Luke in prayer frequently. We'll pray that he'll cough, and we'll pray for you to be girded with God's armor as you go through this current spiritual battle.
Cam & Kristen

The Gannaway Family said...

Just a short note to let you know that the Gannaway family in Victoria, Australia is praying for Luke. Each day we read the update and thank God for his progress. We will uphold your family in prayer as well.

May God strengthen you, bless you and give you peace.
The Gannaway Family
Australia

Graul said...

Finally we've made it to the "Comments"! We have thought about and prayed for you many times each day since Monday. We have checked the computer nearly as often, hoping for a new word on little Luke. What a blessing the computer has turned out to be (bet you never thought you'd hear ME say that, huh Gordy?)

I am inspired and blessed at the outpouring of love both to and from your family throughout this ordeal. God is so good and so in control.

Daniel, Amy and Natalie, how we love and miss you. I am praying especially for you during this time as I know you are being called on to fill the gaps. Give Saiah and Zekee each a big hug for us.

Gordy, I pray that you will be sustained with Power from above like NEVER before.

Sue, my friend, how I wish I could just give you a big hug right now. I hope you feel just a little of my love and support through these words. Often this week I've caught myself singing "I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me. He's come through too many times, that puts my mind at ease, for good. I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me (that's you, too!) I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me." My precious friend, how thankful I am to hear testimony that you are resting in Him, that your mind is at ease, knowing He is in control. I am praying that this mind of Christ will prevail during the rough times and that you get the rest you need both for yourself and this new tiny blessing.

Luke, precious little gift from God whom we've not ever gotten to hold or know. How we are interceeding for you to the Great Physician. As always and in every situation of life, He is our source of strength. Get well, Little One. I pray healing over your body, the healing Jesus went to the cross to give us.

All of the Graul's love each of you and are in prayer for Luke's complete recovery. Gordy, keep blogging, it is such a comfort and blessing to us.

Martha, Brad, Kate, Maggie, Alan and Savannah
El Paso, TX

P.S. Every comment has been a blessing to me, but it's been so good to read those from our friends and church family there in Lakewood. Special hello to Jeff and Sue (still in Colorado?), our friends from Germany. God bless all of you!

Anonymous said...

Gordy, Sue, Luke, Daniel, Amy, Natalie, Isaiah, Zeke:
Our sermon yesterday was on healing, and as we read the scriptures, my mind and my heart were focused on you. Complete and total healing has been claimed in the name of Jesus, whether that healing comes as a miracle from God or through the hands of physicians that He chooses to use, it matters not. He is I AM, He is the great Physician, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

We hold you all close to our hearts, and we pray for you continued strength,health, rest, peace, comfort, joy, and love. Jim and Marge Ray

Leon said...

Hi Gordy and family,

I just posted Blogging For Luke 14. I talk about who is writing about Luke and who sent Teddy Bears. I will also email the post to you.

I am glad to see your other sons leaving notes for Luke. It is so empowering.

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha and family. Yesterday I hugged the little ones in the nursery a little longer and said a prayer for their protection. Amazing love how can it be, that you my King would die for me? Amazing love I know it's true and it's my joy to honor you, in all I do!The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty. He will rest in His love, He will joy over you with singing. The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty!!!! Be still and know that He is GOD! Thoughts and prayers for you all. Love,Sue in CO.

Anonymous said...

Not much to say...just wanted you guys to know that we are still in prayer for Little Luke and your sweet family! May you rest in the peace of God as he works in Little Lukes life. Blessings from NC, Shane, Julie and Children

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Anonymous said...

Lord God, I pray for continued healing for Luke at this time. In the name of your son Jesus Christ heal all parts of his little body that are not working the way they need to be. Hold him God, comfort him. I pray for your mighty wisdom and guidance to pour down upon Gordy and Sue, Lord. They are having to make decisions which need your hand, Lord. To his doctors and nurses, Lord, fill them with your awesome power, knowledge and let them keep searching for the answers to questions which linger. Loving and praying...gb in Graham, WA

Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know that you are in my prayers and thoughts constantly since I received Sue's email last week. I remember Sue and Amy talking about Luke's first birthday in Romania....and I remember seeing such cute pictures of all the children. What a sweet family you are!
Little Luke, his brothers and sisters,Mom and Dad, and your entire family is in our prayers at Biblefellowship Church in Surrey, BC, Canada.
"....He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.." Eph 3:20

Lots of Love,
Roxana

Anonymous said...

Lord, we pray for Luke's continued healing.
May Your will be done.

We understand so little- may we surrender ourselves totally to you. In Your arms we will be safe today, tomorrow and eternally...

Sigrun Berry
KL, Malaysia

Anonymous said...

We are in Prayer For you! I know that our Jesus can do all things. May you guys have peace above all else! Shane and Julie

Leon said...

Luke we are all thinking about you tonight. We pray that things work out for you. Your family is with you and has some thinking to do. You are in their hearts. Just think Luke how much love your family has for you. Your dad has worked hard to write about you. Your mom has too. Even Isaiah and Ezekial left notes. The rest of your family is thinking about you too.

We are with you Luke. PS - you got some more teddies. One from Colorado and one from Grandma Barbara.

Rest easy Luke. See ya later gator.

Anonymous said...

"AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT BEFORE THEY CALL, I WILL ANSWER; AND WHILE THEY ARE YET SPEAKING , I WILL HEAR"

We are praying now specifically that God's answer will come loud and clear for you Gordy, Sue and Pastor Tom. Undoubtedly this is also for the building of faith in all of us that love Luke. Don't focus on the bad report, but keep believing in the miraculous. We serve and AWESOME GOD WHO IS MORE THAT CAPABLE OF REVERSING ANY DAMAGE! We love you all so much and please
know that we continue to lift you all before the throne.
All our love, Shane, Claire, Sofia and Simon xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Lord, Be with Gordy, Sue & Luke right now with loving Assurance and your infinate wisdome to help them in this time of decision.

Graul said...

Finally we've made it to the "Comments"! We have thought about and prayed for you many times each day since Monday. We have checked the computer nearly as often, hoping for a new word on little Luke. What a blessing the computer has turned out to be (bet you never thought you'd hear ME say that, huh Gordy?)

I am inspired and blessed at the outpouring of love both to and from your family throughout this ordeal. God is so good and so in control.

Daniel, Amy and Natalie, how we love and miss you. I am praying especially for you during this time as I know you are being called on to fill the gaps. Give Saiah and Zekee each a big hug for us.

Gordy, I pray that you will be sustained with Power from above like NEVER before.

Sue, my friend, how I wish I could just give you a big hug right now. I hope you feel just a little of my love and support through these words. Often this week I've caught myself singing "I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me. He's come through too many times, that puts my mind at ease, for good. I'll stake my very life, He's gonna take care of me (that's you, too!) I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me." My precious friend, how thankful I am to hear testimony that you are resting in Him, that your mind is at ease, knowing He is in control. I am praying that this mind of Christ will prevail during the rough times and that you get the rest you need both for yourself and this new tiny blessing.

Luke, precious little gift from God whom we've not ever gotten to hold or know. How we are interceeding for you to the Great Physician. As always and in every situation of life, He is our source of strength. Get well, Little One. I pray healing over your body, the healing Jesus went to the cross to give us.

All of the Graul's love each of you and are in prayer for Luke's complete recovery. Gordy, keep blogging, it is such a comfort and blessing to us.

Martha, Brad, Kate, Maggie, Alan and Savannah
El Paso, TX

P.S. Every comment has been a blessing to me, but it's been so good to read those from our friends and church family there in Lakewood. Special hello to Jeff and Sue (still in Colorado?), our friends from Germany. God bless all of you!

Kathy Van Winkle said...

Wow! God is good!!! The Lord put in my mind of the song "I've been through enough to know He'll be enough for me", went to Google to type it in hoping to get the lyrics since I couldn't remember all the words, and your sight was the first to pull up. Thanks to "Graul" - whoever you are! & God bless your family to do a complete work in your little boy! He's still a miracle worker!!! I just had a miracle in my body that only God could do & the doctors were amazed! So, keep the faith & never underestimate the power of God! God bless!!!

Kathy Van Winkle
Wood River, IL

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