Merry Christmas. Gifts are flying around our house like crazy. Every time I turn around there's another one under the tree.
One special gift we've already received is answered prayer. You might be a friend who has lifted Alvaro Garcia's name to the Lord. He was in the accident in Houston on that snowy day a few weeks ago. The doctors gave the family little hope, but we stormed the heavens on Alvaro's behalf and begged God to heal our friend.
Alvaro’s daughter called with the latest report. Though he isn't completely out of the coma, he is responding to voices. His wife asked him to squeeze her hand, to give her a sign that he could hear her voice. He did squeeze her hand and he opened his eyes for just a minute. The doctor says he has all the good signs of recovery but it will take a long time and lots of rehabilitation.
Can you imagine how Mrs. Garcia felt when Alvaro squeezed her hand, when she saw his eyes flutter open for that brief second? Hope had to fill her heart.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Please keep praying for a complete recovery.
"Jesus said, 'Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?'" John 11:40 NIV
May Jesus be the light of your Christmas celebration -- and when the holidays are over, may He be the light of your life.
See you after the holidays.