“For Thou Knowest Not What a Day May Bring Forth”

Proverbs 27:1

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

To my Internet friends, some of you certainly already know this, but perhaps many don’t, yet.

On Thursday, I was informed that my wife, Terri, was diagnosed with a very aggressive and humanly-incurable brain tumour. She was dealing with some confusion, but on Friday I was able to tell her. We do not yet know what, if any, treatment will be possible.

A week earlier, Terri and I went out and walked over two miles. By Saturday, she could not safely get out of bed without falling. That night, before I left, Terri quoted me this from her favourite hymn: 

He whose heart is kind beyond all measure 

Gives unto each day what He deems best – 

Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure 

Mingling toil with peace and rest. 

Then, she said, “Today, we’ve had what He kindly deemed best.”  

If you want to receive updates on Terri’s status, please send me an email using my contact page and I will tell you how.

If you want to send messages to Terri, please go to https://messagesforterrigleason.wordpress.com/ and add a comment on the post for the day. Please keep the messages short, concentration is difficult.

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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13 Responses to “For Thou Knowest Not What a Day May Bring Forth”

  1. robinoberman17 says:

    I would really like to receive updates on Teri. She can be certain I am remembering to pray for her and all involved. Send my love, Robin Oberman

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Nancy Marie Bryson says:

    I am so very sad for this troubling circumstance which has come to your family. But at the same time exhilarated and strengthened by Terri’s remarkably faithful attitude.

  3. Leonard & Sarah Currie says:

    Praying for you all very much.
    “He can do exceedingly abundantly above what we ask or even think’
    Praying you feel the peace that passes all understanding knowing the Lord is with you in this difficult trial and will carry you through.
    ‘ Be still and know that I am God’

  4. Alan Kearns says:

    I have read your posts in the wrong order Jon, I have reposted Teri’s testimony as a copy and paste . I myself by the grace of God am a brain tumour survivor, thus I can sympathise with Teri at this time. But let me assure you of my prayers for you all at this time.

  5. Trena Hargis says:

    My heart is breaking for the family that is hurting from afar. You are all in God’s hands and we pray His will be done. So thankful for His grace that is sufficient.

  6. Ron and Jon Gatlin says:

    I just heard, Jon, about your wife Terri. Jan and I will be praying for the family. Jan told me. Our hearts ache for you and your wife. Please keep us posted. ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.

  7. The Gatlins says:

    Jon, my wife Jan just informed me of Terri’s condition. Our hearts ache for your wife and the family. Both of us will be praying for Terri.. It is a blessing to know that God’s grace is both available and sufficient.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Pastor Gatlin, thank you so much. Yes, God’s grace is abundantly sufficient! Please pray with us that, in Terri’s words, “My cancer won’t be wasted.” We’ve seen God working.

      • Wilma Ramsay says:

        Jon can you keep Chris & I updated on Teri please. We are praying and thinking of you all during this time.

        Teri is one of the most Godly woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her faith has always encouraged me but even more so now. Her strength and her love for God is truly beautiful see during this very hard trying time. Please hug her for me.

        All our love.

        Rom 12v12
        rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

      • Jon Gleason says:

        Hi, Wilma. Have asked to have you added to the update list.

        Operation first thing tomorrow, doctor is optimistic he can remove most of the tumour.

      • Jon Gleason says:

        Somehow that posted before I was done, must have clicked the wrong thing, getting daft. 🙂

        Love you guys. Thanks so much for the encouragement. It means a lot.

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