His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

My letter of Thanks


Dear God,

Thank you for saving my father. Yesterday my dad had open heart surgery, where with your help the doctors performed a double bypass and replaced the faulty heart valve. And my dad is 88 years old! And he survived! And the surgery was without any complications!

As you know from my prayers yesterday, and as I’m sorry to say, I had my doubts at times. I doubted my dad would survive. But I hope my doubts were not because of my sometimes weak faith, but because I trust you. I trusted you to do your will, and I accept that your will may have been to bring my dad to be home with you, in heaven. But by your love for all who love my dad, you gave him back to us, to be with us a bit longer. Thank you.

I believe we witnessed your miracle yesterday. I believe when we looked into my dad’s eyes as he began to wake up again, that we saw the miracle of your love and presence and hand in the surgery. For in addition to whatever part you had in the surgery itself, you gave my dad the will to live. And you helped him see your love and the love of his family.

This is beginning to feel like a rambling letter. But I just wanted to publically thank you for your love in our lives, and the new life you’ve given my dad.

And dear Jesus, thank you for being there with all of us, in that waiting room. Some of us felt the presence of your Spirit. Waiting with you sure made the waiting easier.

Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

6 thoughts on “My letter of Thanks

  1. This is touching, Thankyou for sharing.

    I’m joyful for the blessing of time He gave your dad & family. Treasure it. This took me back to the day my Dad had his heart attack…even after 5 days in ICU – he still didn’t make it. That was a game changing event.
    Romans 8:28

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  2. I hope he continues to improve. Praise the Lord for seeing him through the surgery. They are difficult ones, I know. I wished I had been able to have my father for a longer period of time, too. He passed away at the age of 62 from brain cancer. He had just retired and was so looking forward to time spent with my mom and the family just having retired from over 40 yrs. of full time ministry as a church pastor. Savor every moment. They all are precious as are our parents, family and time spent with them.

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  3. Wonderful! God is so good.

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