A note from Dad………

A note from dad…….Merry Christmas!

As I drink a hot cup of coffee this morning, and reflect on this Christmas Eve morning of all that has transpired in the last three weeks, I want you to know that our Lord Jesus, our Immanuel, has been with us every step of the way in this journey.

He has comforted us, through our community of friends and believers, with hugs, prayers, tears, presence, cards, letters, emails, flowers, meals, skilled physicians, nurses and therapists. Oh how grateful I am for the body of Christ. We are blessed beyond measure. We have seen the Great Physician provide remarkably through healing and provision.

Three weeks ago, I pleaded with the Lord to spare Lauren’s life. Not only has He done that, but her sweet spirit and loveable personality are intact.

There have been many touching moments for me as her dad. I think my favorites are late at night when I sit by her bed, holding her hand and tickling her arm. I tell her how much I love her and she responds: “Love you daddy, or love daddy-o”. What sweet words! (Remember she didn’t speak for three days following her accident)

We marvel at what the Lord has done and discuss her losses, but praise Him for His Provision: one good eye, one good hand, a strong will, a sweet spirit, but most importantly a firm foundation in Christ.

So my prayer this morning for all of you dads is please slow down, hug your kids and wife and tell them how much you love them, but more importantly tell them how much our Holy Father and Jesus our Savior, loves them.

Read the Christmas story to your family from Luke 2 or Matthew 1 & 2.

As we maintain our confidence that God is doing a work in Lauren, and in us, please continue to pray for rapid healing, that God protect her from any infection, that her excruciating pain subside, for rest and quiet, and most of all that God get the Glory for all of this.

Men, love and lead well, forever grateful for the love and Grace of Jesus!
Merry Christmas!

Dad (Jeff Scruggs)

Isaiah 41:10
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs are authors, speakers, and Biblical counselors, not LPC's. Their writings include the widely used book I Do Again, which chronicles their thirty-year story of marriage, betrayal, infidelity, divorce, emotional damage and scarring, forgiveness, reconciliation, trust, and remarriage to each other. Jeff and Cheryl are the founders of Hope Matters Marriage Ministries in Dallas. They speak at conferences and weekend worship services in churches across the nation, sharing their love story of hope, redemption, restoration, and God taking hold of their lives. See their website: www.hopeformarriages.com.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. JET

    Praying to Jesus for your family and beautiful daughter all the way in Australia. God Bless your family with more miracles and more peace and deeper joy on this Christmas day xo

  2. Scott Jones

    Jeff & Cheryl,

    May your CHRISTmas morning be a truly blessed one as you continue to celebrate life. Your strength continues to be such an encouragement to our family and such a reminder of the awesome power of our Heavenly Father. Jeff your call to Husbands and Fathers brought me to tears because of how close to home your words are for me and my family. Your perspective is humbling and an awesome testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives. I truly pray that some day our families, especially our daughters, can meet if nothing else to just Praise God for all He has done and will continue to do through Lauren and you as her parents.

    Your families attitude reminds me of Revelation 12:11 “And they have conquered him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…”

    Blessings…

  3. John Dawson

    Merry Christmas Scruggs family…praise God… He came down to be with us!!

  4. Emily Brenner

    Overwhelming tears this morning as I praise our Father for His works. Bless you all. Thinking of you and wishing you a very merry Christmas. Thank you for your continued testimony. Hugs to sweet Lauren and you all!

  5. Rich Campe

    God Bless Bro. Thanks for the continued testimonials. If God is for us, who can be against us? Roamns 8:31 Richie

  6. Mark Gregg

    I pray for a speedy recovery and miraculous TOTAL healing!!! Our God can do ANYTHING!! Just as He healed your marriage He can and WILL heal your daughter!! She and her testimony will be used greatly in and for the Kingdom!! I have placed you on my pray chain KNOW that there are so many praying for you guys, and Unified PRAYER is so powerful!! KEEP THE FAITH!!!Honor God, as you have been, your miracle is close!
    Be blessed,
    Mark

  7. Jeff Danna

    Jeff, Cheryl and your Wonderful Girls…what an inspiration you guys are for people around the world…God is wonderful and the miracles you Guys have received thru the years is amazing .. Very very Blessed Family…God is Great…!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers even before the accident … Lots of Love to your Family from the Danna Family

  8. Brandon and Anne Osborn

    Jeff and Cheryl,

    We are praying for you and your daughter… we are amazed by your strength and motivated by your words… you guys have been blessed and I can tell you first hand your are a blessing!

  9. Steve & Peggy Sutcliffe

    We love you guys a lot and we are blessed just knowing you. Peace, comfort and miraculous healing for Lauren.

  10. Jerry Sinclair, Faithful & True

    Jeff and Cheryl,

    I have prayed for you both and Lauren…and will continue to do so.

    God bless,
    Jerry

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