Isaiah 41:10

I Put My Head On His Chest

Dear Praying Friend,

I had a wake-up call the other day when I was with Fulton.  He was already put to bed and appeared to be withdrawn and weak.  As I hugged him I put my head on his chest and I could hear some rattling in his lungs.  It reminded me that Fulton is still very fragile, and pneumonia is his mortal enemy.

A couple years ago my assistant and I took Fulton to see his pulmonologist.  It was a cold and windy day.  We wanted to take him to a restaurant after the appointment.  I will never forget what the doctor said to me.  She said, “You can go if you want, but remember, Fulton has the lungs of a 90-yr-old man.”  Needless to say, we did not take him to the restaurant.

Life is fragile.  Psalm 103:15-16 says, “As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer.”

Fulton may not seem like it, but he’s not nearly as strong as he looks.  Isn’t that true of us all?  But God is in the process of taking our weak and battered lives, and filling them with his strength.  The Bible says in Isaiah 41:10:  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you;  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Please continue to pray for Fulton.  Every breath he breathes is by the grace of God and His goodness.  I don’t know what will happen to him, but I’m convinced that God will take care of him.

Your Friend,


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