To the Editor,
My wife and I are extremely grateful to Chick-fil-a for setting up the special time for people to come by and share with us last Thursday. We were touched by the many cards and gifts that were given to us, but even more by the warmth of the care and concern that was shown to us. We were truly blessed. It was beyond anything we could have imagined to have such an outpouring of love and support. We are also thankful to Alexis Bierman of the Waxahachie Daily Light for covering the event, too, with a front page article that helped get the word out.
There is a passage in Exodus 36 in which the Israelites are giving of themselves to make the Tabernacle for where they will worship the Lord. The response of the Jews to the need was so overwhelming as the Scriptures record,
“The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the Lord commanded us to perform.” 6 So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.7 For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.
That is true of us. We have been given more than we can see is needed to cover our out-of-pocket medical expenses. “It is more than enough”! We have been amply and abundantly supplied and supported! We do not need any more gifts, although each one is deeply appreciated!
We also were especially encouraged again by the continued and multiplied prayers by people of Waxahachie. We were told of church after church who have both of us on their prayer lists. The prayer time led by the pastor of Chick-fil-A was amazing! We feel so grateful to have lived and served in this community since 1985. There is no other place I know of like this!
As we go around the next curve in the road for us we are hanging on to this verse from I Peter 5 that was recently prayed over us-- "After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you." We are counting on the Lord for a great victory over cancer, believing and looking for the divine appointments that our great God has for us along the way. We believe that when the Lord says "no" in one direction it is because He has a great plan through a different open door than we ever imagined, to see hearts opened by His power to the great gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:14).
Bruce and Sheila Zimmerman, Waxahachie Bible Church