An Encouraging Update

After a visit to the cardiologist today, we learned my heart is still in atrial fibrillation probably because of COVID. The doctor assured us, however, that many people live with this condition, and that I can proceed to do whatever work and activity I feel up to. I hope to try lecturing again in a few days. Mary (whose COVID symptoms are completely gone) and I have been walking 2-5 miles every day for a number of days now. My heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation are all good. I will continue on blood thinners. I am scheduled for an echocardiogram in a few weeks and a return office visit in March, 2021, D.V.

Best of all, I feel much closer to the Lord, and the desire to work for Him has returned. I feel like “the dark night of the soul” has receded and I, by God’s amazing grace, have regained my spiritual foothold on the Rock of Ages, and that I can say again, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21).

Finally, thanks so very much to the thousands of you who have been praying for us. Your prayers have meant far more to us than words can ever express. I feel like John Newton who once said that his best friends are those who lift up his worthless name into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Please pray that God will restore me—and especially my colleague Dr. Mark Kelderman and his wife Donna who experienced a much more severe bout of COVID than I did—to full health very soon—and keep sanctifying this unforgettable experience to us all.

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