Zach update # 6

Healing and grieving

Zach’s healing continues.  His face looks as though all is healing well.  We thank the Lord for that and are glad to be free of complications.  As his eye heals, he is beginning to open it more and more, which has brought us face to face with the reality of the loss.  He is so precious and so beautiful!

Seeing Zachariah having lost his eye is is so difficult.  In my opinion, no part of the of the body is so beautiful as the eye.  Each eye God has designed in every person is like a jewel its setting.  Zach will experience that loss so differently than we are now.   Today we are the ones grieving.  No doubt many of you are grieving too in your own ways–family, friends, people in our congregation.   Grace and peace to you.

This morning Sarah and I spent some quiet time entering that grieving.  It’s a process.   Thank you for your ongoing prayers.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

(2 Corinthians 1:3-5 ESV)

We are also very thankful for those who have helped our family this week.  Meals, help with kids, and other loving actions are a testimony of your love.  We’ve also received some postal mail from others with beautiful cards and heartfelt messages.  In a digital age, that is correspondence we truly treasure.

Tim and Sarah



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6 responses to “Zach update # 6

  1. Rachelle

    Tim and Sarah, I was so relieved to hear that you are grieving the loss of this precious organ. So many times we feel like we have to be strong and focus on the blessings of God and the positive side – “we’re blessed”, “I’m good”,” praise God”, you get the idea. But, it so important to grieve this loss. It is so much like a death in that when you lose an organ or a part of you it is permanent. We must allow ourselves to be sad and grieve. This will be an on-going process that will hit you at unexpected times …but! God will continue to reach out His hand to grasp, giving you strength reminding us that He has been through this grief and was and will be glorified in it. R

  2. Steven Ezikian

    I totally understand

  3. Claudia Garrett

    Thanks for all the updates, it has helped to make our prayers more specific. You have been so transparent and were so grateful for you faith walk and confidence that you have in our Lord. I know the Lord is holding you in the palm of His hand. Blessings and Prayers to and for you all.

  4. Kristene Crandell Rautio

    The prayers continue . . . even as I sit here with tears. I pray that Zach will come through this and grow up to be a strong and healthy man with a family of his own.

  5. Chana Campbell

    Tim having such a small baby myself I ponder how I would be feeling going through what you have gone through and I grieve for you both. we continue to pray for you and healing emotionally and physically! Chana

  6. Tim and Sarah…I feel your grief and pain in today’s post. I have asked God to wrap both of you in His loving arms, and help you to take in His peace and comfort. Feel His grace and know that you are loved by God and by your Cornerstone family.
    Love in Christ,
    Jean and Ralph Porter