Wednesday, January 24, 2007

We are weak, but He is strong.

We will be having visitation at the Smith Funeral home in Guthrie, OK on Thursday, January 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. We have had some inquire about gifts. There is a fund set up in Joel's memory at Western Hills Church, 401 SW 44th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109. Once again, we are very grateful for all of the kind words that have been sent to us since Joel went to be with the Lord yesterday.

We would also like to thank the nurses at the hospital who continued to care for Joel throughout this ordeal. It was not an easy situation for them, and yet they continued to care for our little blessing right to the end.

Joel will be buried at a little country cemetery just a short walk from where we live out in the country. Please pray for us as we go through these days, we need the Lord to bear us up. We would like to share Joel's last day with you all very soon. We are weak, but He is strong.


Teena said...

My heart hurts with you. I can not imagine your pain... but I am lifting you up to the Lord. Asking Him to carry you. Praying for all.... all the children.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty... I will say to the Lord my refuge and my strength..... Ps 91

will continue to check back.... thinking of you so often. May God give you COMFORT and MERCY....

Lean on the Rock of Jehovah~
Teena mom to 1/2 dozen

Becky said...

Praying constantly for *all* of you... the Lord will hold you up when you cannot stand on your own power. Please remember even if we are not there in the flesh, we will be with you in spirit as intercessors.


Homeschool mom from South Okc

Dandelion Seeds said...

You are in our prayers...
In Him,

Beckaboo said...

My heart will be in Oklahoma today and tomorrow.

We will be holding you in prayer, asking the Lord to offer you comfort and strength.

In continued prayer,
the Ebling family

John 14:2-3
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Christine said...

We are just so sorry for your loss. My family and I will continue to pray that He will be your Comforter. Blessings to you.

Gina said...

My heart is broken. The story of your precious joel, his journey, your faith, and your BEAUTIFUL family has made it into my heart and the hearts of so many where it will remain always with love.

I hope that you find some comfort in knowing that you are being lifted in prayer around the world.

And, in knowing that your sweet Joel is with the Lord! How Glorious it must be to walk with him! What a Beautiful life Joel must be living now and what a Beautiful reunion you will have with him when the Lord calls you home:-)

I will find strength in your story for the rest of my life, this I know.

I pray that the Lord will hold you all in his arms and comfort you through this time and always.

With Love,

Warren Hunt said...

Terry and Cindy -

I know we haven't connected for years but I am grieved by the news of your loss. The only consolation is our loss is Heaven's gain!

May you and your family dwell in God's strength and peace. May his love and mercy be overpowring.

We love you and will pray for you and the family!

In Him!
Warren and Wendy Hunt

Princess Ruby said...

We're praying for you during this time. Praying the Lord is your Strength.

Jan said...

Dear Morris family,
I have been following your story just for a few weeks now. And after going back and reading Joel's Journey from the start, feel like I know you.
You have shown such strength throughout this journey. And I know that I, for one, have grown closer to our Lord because of it. Little Joel did not die in vain. There were so many who read and followed his journey. No one but God alone knows the victories that will be won due to you sharing Joel's life.
I lost my 27 year old daughter almost 4 years ago. (4/11/2003) If not for Jesus Christ, I would not have been able to survive the loss. God is so good! He never fails us! Please know that your family is loved by so many that have never met you. Our family will continue to pray for you, as is our church.
May God continue to hold you in the palm of His hand and wrap you in His loving arms.
Jan Thompson,
Friendswood, Texas

Christal said...

My prayers are with you, my heart will be in Oklahoma tomorrow as well.
Last night I asked Jesus to take special care of sweet Joel.:*)
I pray the reality of his safety, life and joy in Heaven will be very real to all of you. I know you miss him dearly. Lord, lift up the heavy hearts and heal their wounds.Put Your loving arms around them. Let your sweet comfort fill all the family's hearts. Ease their pain, oh Lord.
Terry and Cindy, you did your very best for Joel.We are all so very 'proud' of you.

Love Christal Zerr

mcgehee1045 said...

We are at a loss with all of you. My family has counted it a pleasure and a joy to lift Joel and the Morris' up to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Terry, I have contacted as many E.B. 3rd's Bears and they have prayed and passed on the needs to pray for Joel. I have not seen you in 20 years, but I have felt a special urgency for Joel because I do know who you are. You touched my life at OBU and your family has strengthened mine through this time. We hope we can help in anyway soon. Thank you for posting the blog daily. We could see your courage in the Lord. Thanks to everyone's comments and sharing, it is a blessing to read them.
Tom, Liz, Katie, Isaiah, and John McGehee
Ozark, AR

Lockwoods said...

I came across your blog this morning for the first time. I have prayed for you all throughout the day. My husband and I prayed for you all together at lunch and my children are praying too.
We have 10 little ones ages 10 and under...we have a Josiah who is 3 years old too...and I can't imagine how your hearts must ache at this time.
I know that the Lord will give you His grace for the days ahead. We are missionaries down in Mexico, and though we are miles away from you all, we will be lifting you before our loving Lord...for His heart feels your pain.

In prayer

Laura said...

I just came across your blog today through Mommy Place. I read your latest entry and felt moved to go to the beginning and follow your journey to today. I thought I was going to sit and weep in front of my computer. I convinced myself not to, I was after all about to go out to a Christian lecture and it would be odd to walk in all red and puffy eyed...anyways during worship we sang the song "I'll Fly Away" All I could think of was your dear precious boy flying away into the open arms of his Lord. I cried. I was moved again as we sang "Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away, to a land where joys shall never end, I'll fly away." How I rejoiced to know that your little boy is in a place where joy never ends!
I hardly know you but I know your Lord and Saviour as He is mine also. I know His love is deep and reaches into the depths of our earthly sorrow. May his arms reach tightly around your beautiful family and comfort all your hearts.
Love and prayers,
Laura from PEI Canada