Amazing Grace

At this point, I'm beginning to feel like WE'RE the people I used to feel sorry for!  After falling on the 15th of March, I had a hip replacement the following day. Now going into my 5th week of recovery, my husband had a treadmill test, subsequent heart cath, and is scheduled for heart bypass surgery this coming Wednesday.

The peaceful look on his face in the picture taken prior to the catheterization process is NOT a fake one!

Can I use this post to give a "shout out" to God's Amazing Grace?  I've known for most of my life that it is due to His grace that I have experienced forgiveness of sins and received the righteousness of Christ Jesus Himself.  Grace has covered my past and ensures my future.  This I know.  But I'm NOT sure if I've ever experienced the dimension of grace I'm experiencing RIGHT NOW. 

That's not to say I'm not emotional now and then.  It IS to say I am understanding in new ways some of what Paul might have meant when he wrote, "The life you see me living is not 'mine,' but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that."  (Galatians 2:20, The Message)  Or as the Holman Bible translates it, "I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Grace.  So much grace!
And if God's grace could begin to be compared to an ocean of grace, 
I've only a drop or two in my thimble so far!
Amazing!

28 comments:

  1. Prayers for his surgery on Wednesday.
    Sending loving hugs to you and your family, my friend.
    Always,
    Jackie

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  2. Thank you for your beautiful testimony of His grace at this time in your life. Amazing...that grace is!

    Wishing you and your hubby many peaceful blessings in the days ahead...
    Brenda

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I glad you got the "main point" of my post--GRACE :)

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  3. God's grace is so amazing to me at times, and I know that's how you are feeling right now. I pray that your husband's surgery goes smoothly and that his recovery will be swift. I hope your own healing will continue too.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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    1. There really aren't words to express it, are there? Thank you for praying ♥

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  4. How did this come about? Was he having symptoms? So sudden. I pray for God's grace to only multiply and for an easy surgery with no complications and a recovery so smooth and quick that it amazes all.
    Love & Prayers,
    Sandy

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  5. Sad news and positive thoughts both for this Easter Sunday. Thinking of you...know things will be better after these turns in the road, that you are strong and upheld for the facing of them all.

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  6. Oh Rebecca! All I can say is, "WOW"! Yet this much I know, God's got this, too. Prayers for your continued grace and for Husband's proceedure on Wednesday.

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    1. Yes! God DOES "got" this, too! :) Thanks for praying.

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  7. I am so glad you two are believers. Imagine those who face these things w/o Jesus. I have been asking Jesus to pray for me. He intercedes for us. My numbers are better but there is still room for improvement. You two are on my prayer list.

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  8. Prayers for your husband's surgery and for good recoveries for both of you.

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    1. I (we) so appreciate your prayers, Carol!

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  9. Rebecca, praying for your husband right now, and for you as well! This is a lot to be going through all at once!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Elizabeth. These are precious days.

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  10. Oh my goodness. What a beautiful testimony to God's abiding presence in your dual health challenges, Rebecca! There are things about aging I don't much care for (broken bodies are near the top of the list), but I know we gray-hair-types have a lifetime of experience with God's faithfulness as we press on. I pray He restores your vigor, and delivers your husband safely through the surgery process. Something tells me it'll all serve as new material to honor the Lord.

    Hugs,
    Kathleen

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    1. "Something" tells ME the same thing, Kathleen! Thanks for expressing this confidence so well. I know it comes from an experienced heart & life. :)

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  11. Have continued to pray for you AND now will add Gary as well. So thankful for God's amazing grace! It has seen us thru several heart attacks and and triple bypass in AZ and here in PA. May God give you peace as well as Gary.. Praising Him for both of your recoveries.
    Stay strong, Ann

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  12. Hi Sweetie,
    So sorry to hear about your hubby. Have been there done that, mine hubby got taken right from the
    treadmill test to the hospital........shocking, but just as you said God's grace is indeed sufficient and you will experience him in a way you never could have dreamed of.........I could really write a book about our experience it was just riddled with craziness, but God's peace was with us all the way,
    and so was his blessings. I say all that to say it was the best thing that ever happened to us.
    Because we completely changed our lifestyle, eating exercising and stress level, and it has been
    9+ years and my hubby is healthier than ever and we praise God for having him another 9+ years
    because he could have been a statistic. God has healed his heart so much that it doesn't even
    show on their tests where he ever had a heart attack, which just never happens, so we know it
    is the lord...............Your hubbies demeanor looks much like my hubby and he did everything the
    Drs. told him to do and God blessed blessed and blessed. In fact, he was his primary care and
    cardiologist star patient.............have a feeling that will be your hubbies story too............
    Will sure be praying on Wednesday for both of you, and praying for an amazing recovery.
    They usually have you meet with a dietician to teach you how to cook for them, I highly
    recommend it, but they don't give you as much info as you need really, so if you have
    any questions, please let me know if I can help, I have 9+ years of experience now....lol

    Take care hon, and will keep you in my prayers,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  13. Oh, yes...grace. Amazing grace! I am so glad that His amazing grace is there for you and is carrying you through. He is good!

    I will be praying for both of you...

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  14. Wow, you have had the trials lately. I appreciate your unwavering faith. Blessings to you and your family.

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  15. Oh Rebecca, you and Gary are in our thoughts and prayers! I am so thankful for God's "marvelous, infinite, matchless grace"...He will carry you through. Love to you both! Gail

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  16. He does l have that look of peace that the Lord gives....my Frank also has that same look through all his heart tests. They know they are in good hands...the Lords and good heart doctors. Praying for a quick recovery.

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  17. You are both just getting set up for many more years to serve the Lord!

    Praying for his surgery Wednesday.

    Deanna

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  18. My, it must have been a few weeks since I've paid you a visit....and for that I'm sorry. PLEASE know I'm gonna be praying for you and your hubby. Also, your post about GRACE....awesome! What would we do without HIS Amazing GRACE?!?!?

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