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%!

-robin

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About pastorrobin

Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at www.psmchurch.com

Posted on November 18, 2008, in Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Jane, I am so proud of your shining light! I am so proud that you call me “friend”. I prayed for you early this morning and will continue to do so. Together we are going to make it!! Remember our conversation in the hospital a few weeks ago—we are STILL middle age & will be for a long while. 🙂 Keep the faith!

  2. Ms Jane,
    The very first promise group I attended was in your home. You made me feel as if we had known each other for years which made me feel very welcome. Since we have gotten closer and I feel that you are a very precious gift that GOD put in my life. You are loved and prayed for on a daily basis.

  3. Jane,

    I don’t know you (yet) but the Saturday night prayer team has been praying for you.

    Casey

  4. Jane, we are praying for you. And thank-you very much for transporting food along with Fran during the fireworks stand days. Also, thank you for keeping me calm during a time we did not have A/C at our home.

  5. Jane and Ernie Murray are certainly made of the stuff that heroes come from. Their ability to meet each new challenge with class and dignity reminds me of the stories I read about the pioneers who settled our country many years ago. Jane always meets the world with a smile regardless of how she feels. So the next time I feel despondent or down, I will remember her sterling example and try my best to be just like her.

  6. Miss Jane,always bubblie,always smilling,just to hear your voice on the phone makes me smile for i see your face and those beautiful Eyes. My first promise group was also at your house, I remember you called a few days after meeting me and ask how I was I started crying for I was so lonesome and scared in this house all alone, you prayed. I`ve never been scared again, then you prayed that God would send me a friend some one to pal around with . God answered and sent me Jackie.
    Jane I love you and so happy to call you friend. I`am holding you close in my prayer and forever in my heart.

  7. What an honor to me and to my family to have this said of us. You have placed the “bar” very high. May I even begin to reach it. Thank you all for your encouragement and prayers, and thank you, Pastor Robin and Erica and family for continuing to cheer me on. May God be glorified.

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