Friday, July 25, 2014


2 Kings 20
Chapter 20

Hezekiah is told he will die and pleads with the Lord; his life is lengthened fifteen years--The shadow goes back ten degrees on the sundial of Ahaz--Isaiah prophesies the Babylonian captivity of Judah. 
1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying,
3 I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.
6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

It has been a tough week for us. We have taken hope in the story of Hezekiah


  1. Eric, I love you so much. You are never far from my thoughts and you are always in my prayers. I have something for you. Where should I send it?

  2. Thank you Lois. You are always so sweet. We are flying to Boston this evening to be with our kids we abandoned there. Then home with our kids on Sunday evening.

  3. Praying for that same story for you!

    1. Thank you Kelly, You are such a kind, caring sister. I am blessed to be your brother

  4. Everything will be alright. We love you and Jolynn and as always, are praying for you. P and R

  5. Thank you Roma. You and Paul are lifelong friends and we love you. Thank you for your prayers.

  6. Dr. Vogel - you ave a host of friends and admirers at the Coalition who are praying for the best and thinking of you and your family often.

  7. Precious Man…….. I will be in the Temple praying for you and your family tomorrow….. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Eric, you continually, teach, humble, inspire and amaze me……… All my love, Laura~