My Catholic Dad

27 08 2008

Zephaniah 3:17 —- The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Tonight, is the first night ever that my Dad spends as a child of our great God!  Praise Him, for He is mighty to save!  Thank you all for the prayers, you are a blessing.  So here is how it went down:

Today, Pastor David Ruzicka from The Fellowship, came up here to just offer my Dad the gift of salvation, and pray for him, and witness to him.  My dad was VERY weak at the time, and in and out of sleep.  David kept at it and at the end, led my Father in the prayer of salvation.  Later, after a nap, my Mom asked him if he remembered it at all.  My Dad thought it was all a dream.  When I got up here tonight, the first thing my Dad asked was for my Mom to tell me about “the dream”.  I already knew, and I rejoiced with them all.  There were tears, and then my Dad said the shocker.  Since he didn’t really remember it, he wanted me to lead him in the prayer.  So I did!  And what a blessing it was.  This was a defining moment for our family.  The first thing he said afterwards was, “I’m still Catholic”.  We chuckled, and said “of course”.  

My Dad needs a crash course in theology, but tonight from the 4th floor at Memorial Herman, he sleeps comfortably, and dreams of Eternity.  Praise You Father, and Thank you!

Now…here is the skinny on his condition.  Earlier today, his breathing was VERY labored, his skin was cold, and clammy, he looked grave.  Tonight, after a change in his C-PAP machine, he is much better.  Breathing, communicating (obviously), and feeling MUCH better.  Thank you God, and thank you all for the prayers.




2 responses

27 08 2008
Debi Joyce

What are wonderful story! Praise to God! I teared up reading it. I have been praying for your father. I will also pray for your family!

27 08 2008

Praise God. Still praying for your dad and your family.

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