A Hero of Mine
I met Jane Murry about 6 years ago when her brilliant son started attending PromiseLand in Austin. I remember the night that he introduced us to his mom, Jane. It was after an Austin Awakening television recording. He was proud of her and now I know why.
Jane has a love for God that’s obvious, strong, and unfortunately rare in this day and time. She is not ashamed of her faith and expresses it in all seasons of life. And, Jane has experienced some dark hours. She has suffered a horrible condition called Cystic Fibrosis.
Check out this explanation from http://www.cff.org:
With CF… A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
- clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
- obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
If I remember correctly, we celebrated her 50th birthday in 2003. Jane is a shining example of faith, courage, dignity, and grace.
Several months ago, her doctors informed her that she has a form of cancer that had to be treated. This is brutal for anyone, but imagine going through the treatment with extremely limited lung usage. It has been near impossible to handle. But, Jane is traveling onward. Standing beside her all along the way is ERNIE, her husband. He is a successful business man, but his honor comes from serving his family. This is an epistle of faithfulness.
Please keep the Murry Family in your prayers. And for the Murry family reading this… we LOVE you, we are pushing for you, and we are behind you 100%!