Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits

- Psalm 103: 1, 2

During the beginning of October, my dad was diagonised with 3 blocks in his heart which would require a surgery. What started off as a routine test soon escalated into a CT scan, angiogram and finally a surgery! Due to the criticality of the blocks, it was decided to schedule the surgery as soon as possible. This turned out to be a week after the angiogram, on 7th October.

We had a lot of friends and relatives supporting us, both through prayer and physical presence. We were very touched by the concern, their prayers, their encouragement and support. We always had someone to lean on, talk to. I was amazed by such good will :)

The surgery was successfully completed and my dad was moved into the ICU. There were a few issues that had to be sorted out, causing him to remain in the ICU for 3 days. By God’s grace, all his vitals slowly returned to normal and he was finally moved out of the ICU today! He is still in the hospital but is now out of danger. He is recovering rapidly and would have happily come home with us today if we had asked him!! :)

We all thank God for His grace in bringing our father through this terrible time. The Lord has always been faithful to us and it was all the more evident during this trying time and we continue to give thanks to God with very grateful hearts.

I am reminded of Don Moen’s song ‘God is good, All the time’, a very apt song at this time in our lives..

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in this heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time.
If you’re walking through the valley
And there are shadows all around
Do not fear, He will guide you
He will keep you safe and sound
‘Cause He’s promised to never leave you
Nor forsake you and His Word is true.

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in this heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time.

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