Thinking of Thurman!
Many of you know who Thurman Wells is. Even if you did not know his name, he shook your hand and hugged your neck as you walked in the doors of Freedom House Church. He is the big teddy bear with a smile that greets you each week.
Well a few days ago he had a heart attack and collapsed on the floor at his home. He is in the ICU at the hospital and so many of us have been covering him in prayers. I believe that the way the events have unfolded it is nothing short of a miracle that he is alive. His story, I believe, will be told from the stage of Freedom House very soon. Please keep praying for him as the next few days are very critical. We are believing for TOTAL healing for his body. I will let him fill you in on what all has transpired when he shares his testimony but I had to tell you what was on my mind today as I was “Thinking of Thurman”.
I drove to the hospital to see Thurman and all I could think about is how much my family loves that man! I had just returned from a two week trip and my car had been detailed, a broken lock fixed on the door, and the gas tank was full. Who did that? Thurman Wells. He wanted to make sure that he blessed us while we were gone and when I was driving up to the hospital today, all I could feel was his love as the car smelled fresh and clean; the tires sparkled too. His love seemed to surround me as I sat in the car. I felt overwhelmed being in the car and feeling his love like that. It was amazing. Thurman had been thinking of our family and our family was now thinking about Thurman.
It does not matter which memory I pull upon, Thurman and his wife Debbie have always been there for Troy and myself, our kids too. It could be with an encouraging word, a hug, a prayer, or one of the many special ways Thurman takes care of our family. Even when I have to zoom off to cheerleading practice with the girls on Sunday afternoons; Thurman has the getaway car ready for me so my girls are not late. We hop in the car and he even has the air on so the car is not hot. I even fussed with Thurman before about not having to do that but he would always reply, “This is what God made me to do!” Now who can argue with that? I sure quit!
Thurman looks for ways to serve people. If you ask anyone at Freedom House to share a moment with you about Thurman, it would be about him serving them and loving on them in some shape or fashion. He has the heart of a servant and that is a rare commodity. Try to out serve him, bet you can’t!
So I just wanted to share what was on my heart today as I thought about Thurman Wells. Even laying in a hospital bed with lots of tubes, he still looks beautiful, like an angel! He is so loved and so appreciated! Thurman, get better soon! Nobody shakes a hand or hugs a neck like you! We want you back very soon!
So Thurman, it is evident from the outpouring of love and visitors who have been by your hospital bed just how loved you are! We love you Thurman Wells!