May 8, 2020
It’s Mother’s Day weekend!
Even though this Sunday may look a lot different than it has in years past, it’s still a great day to pause and honor the amazing women in our lives we call Mom.
Whether you’re a first-time mom or a great-grandmother counting four generations; a biological mom, an adoptive mom, or a spiritual mom; an empty nester, a mom praying for a wayward child’s return or a grieving mom – know this, YOU matter! Your heart matters! And we’re looking forward to celebrating YOU this Sunday.
We have a wonderful service planned with an awesome message from Pastor Eddie Tilley. (Thank you, Eddie, for always being ready at a moment’s notice.) We had planned for Megan to speak on Mother’s Day, and then everything changed last Sunday with Luke’s TIA (transient ischemic attack). Luke is continuing to improve every day. We’re so grateful for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received this week.
Here’s a message from Meg and Luke to you:
We’ve had a change of plans thanks to the opening of a new door! We can only attribute this to God’s faithfulness and all of your continued prayers.
By a miraculous series of events, we made contact with a top neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. After reading through Luke’s records, the neurologist asked Luke to come there for treatment – next week!!! Can you believe the timing and favor of God?!?
Monday, May 11 will be a big day for us. We will meet with the neurologist in the morning; then, in the afternoon, we will see the neurosurgeon to get an action plan for how to treat the aneurysm. Please pray for safe travels and for all the details to keep coming together in alignment with God’s perfect order.
We have felt God’s hand on Luke throughout this whole situation and know that He is working all things out for our good. Again, I can’t thank all of you enough for your continued thoughts and prayers. There really is no family like this Cathedral family, and we sure are honored to be a part of it.
We love each and every one of you very much and are looking forward to updating you all soon.
With so much love and appreciation,
Meg and Luke
God is so good, and our family really is doing well! We feel like the Lord has been graciously preparing us since the beginning of the year with the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, the focus on Passover and reading Psalm 91 regularly. Let me just encourage you – God is still on the throne! He is faithful to His word! And He’s got us!
I invite you to continue standing and believing with us. We’re claiming the promises of God and all the healing that Jesus’ death and resurrection makes available to us.
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 (NIV)
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
I am so looking forward to the day that we can be worshipping and gathering together in person again. We’re working on a plan to slowly re-engage and re-open and will keep you posted as plans develop.
Thank you for continuing to pray and be an amazing church. We love you all!
We will get through this – TOGETHER!