Monday, April 23, 2012

no matter what

God is good and His mercy endures forever.

I almost lost my husband and our girls on Saturday.  But God saw fit that they get to remain here with me, He has much more for them and us and He counted us worthy to suffer for a time.  There are no words I have now to adequately explain how I feel.  As I type on a borrowed laptop from a hospital we were medivac-ed to in Dar our girls are sleeping peacefully and Jason is resting.  I want to scream: Jesus touched their bodies and is healing them.  They are here with me and it is a miracle.  One I am still pondering in my heart.  I would still be praising Him if things were different and I was clearly shown that too in the hours between their accident and us knowing anything about their condition.  God is good.  Thank you for everyone from Tanzania to America, from Europe to Asia, and everywhere in between that is lifting our family up- we feel it and it is humbling.  God does not leave us or forsake us and He is good.  Say it with me today.
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17 comments:

jkww said...

God is Good! All the Time! And you never really know if you mean it until the Lord forces your hand, and then suddenly you *know*. He is good. All the time. I love you all so much, and my heart is just bleeding for you while it thumps praise for our God.

jkww said...

God is Good! All the Time! And you never really know if you mean it until the Lord forces your hand, and then suddenly you *know*. He is good. All the time. I love you all so much, and my heart is just bleeding for you while it thumps praise for our God.

Laura S said...

Yes, we are all praising HIM with you. He is GOOD!

jamie said...

rox- just got a message about this- am lifting yall up! can you keep me updated!
love you sister

Erin said...

I saw Annie's facebook post and haven't stopped praying since. Praise God that they're all okay. I can't imagine how traumatic this must be for you all.

Brittany said...

Oh my goodness! Glad to hear everyone is ok... Praying for a quick recovery. God is good, gracious, and merciful! Praise Him!

Brittany said...

Oh my goodness! Glad to hear everyone is ok... Praying for a quick recovery. God is good, gracious, and merciful! Praise Him!

Deborah said...

I am heart-glad that the girls and Jason are recovering. Praise the Lord. We've been praying for your family since we heard.

Erica said...

Praise God, Roxanne. Thanking Him with you today.

Katie Godfrey said...

Hi Roxanne! It's Katie G. (we came and stayed with S and J for a week back in February!) I'm so glad I was able to find your blog!!! Jeff texted me Saturday about what happened, and I am continuing to pray for y'all! But God is so so good and his mercy is incredible! I'm so glad to hear Jason and those two precious girls are safe and healing! (: sending love and prayers from NC (:
-Katie Godfrey

Kim said...

You'll certainly be overwhelmed with comments. I've written an email, commented on facebook, and can't refrain from commenting again here, because it is something I can do...the only thing. How we long to be there, wrapping our arms around you, giving you food, coloring with the girls. Lots and lots of prayers going up and rejoicing in a God who is big enough to hear THEM ALL!

Katie said...

Hi Roxanne! This is Katie Godfrey, I came over in February with a volleyball team and stayed with S&J (:
I'm so glad I found your blog! Jeff texted me Saturday about what happened and I will continue to pray for y'all! I'm so glad to hear Jason and those two precious girls are healing and safe! You are so right, God is good, and his mercy is incredible! Sending love and prayers from NC! (:

Jenna said...

So glad your family is okay! Hope recovery is fast! Thanks for your blog and sharing your faith.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you all. I have been a dedicated reader of your blog for 2 years now and I feel as though I know you all. You brighten my days and speak to my soul. I am so saddened to hear you almost lost them. God is good and he is with you. I can't write like you so just know that I am and will continue to pray for you. ~Kyra

Bibi Ronnie said...

I can't believe the strenght you have had in dealing with all of this, honey. The first 24 hours had to be so scary and horrifying, but your faith is indestructable and it is awesome to witness from afar. Thank God they are all going to be healed with His mercy. Those girls have been through so much. God indeed has special plans for them and you and Jason. Can't wait to get you home to hug and hold, and not let go!!

> said...

Roxanne,
Again, I know you don't know me, but I am a friend of Annie's and since hearing the news have been praying non stop for your family. We read your blog everyday and have watched the videos of Evy and the baby chicken/ Evy dancing at least 100 times per my son's request :) I know God is watching over your beautiful family and will keep them safe. I simply pray for fast healing and comfort on your heart.
In our Prayers,
Tim, Kate, Graham, Olivia and Baby

Anonymous said...

Dear Roxanne!
I am a former tz-MK and I've been reading your blog for a couple of yrs now.. I just want you to know that you're in my prayers. And PRAISE GOD that they're going to be okay!
Love and prayers from Denmark,
Cecilie