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Friday, June 17, 2011

Grateful for the Lord Jesus, by Stu Mendelson

"The Cross" by Stu Mendelson.   Left corner: wedding invitation w/art by Stu
Found this in one of Stu's notebooks after the stroke.  It was deeply encouraging at a time when I couldn't really communicate with him because of the severity of the stroke and the heavy medications.

Grateful for the Lord Jesus

Stu Mendelson         Feb. 2011

1)  I am grateful for Him, Himself

2)  I am grateful that He is willing to correct and heal me.

3)  I am grateful for a wife that loves the Lord and His way,
         and that she patiently endures my struggles.

4)  I am grateful for all the blessings that surround my life.

5)  I am grateful for all the suffering that He uses to lead me to
       repentance and lead me to the truth of how pride works.

6)  I am grateful that I don’t have to------indeed I am told by Him NOT
     to------- burden myself with how insane I’ve been about my flesh and
     its stresses, my fears, and my selfish obsession for comfort.

7)  I am grateful to know and believe that even though I crave the comfort of my flesh more than I crave His Holy Spirit, He knows my weakness and forgives me and only desires that in my suffering I persist in recalling to my mind, over and over again, the truth of Him, His Spirit, His love, and my destiny through Christ to be well in His timing.


  1. I am so moved by Stu's writings. What an a reminder and confirmation that God is alive and well in Stu's heart and mind. We love you and are praying for continued grace and mercy in this "Stroke of Genius" journey. Welcome home, Stu!

  2. So honest---so good! Thanks for sharing.