Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 16: Gracious Uncertainty

 "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."
-Walter Elliott (The Spiritual Life)

Barbara and Jessica (Sarah's sisters)
December, 2010
Sarah Update: Sarah was moved to a "Step-down" Intermediate Care Unit early yesterday. Curtis said
that she is talking and learning more about the accident, and grieving. She still has a feeding tube in her nose, Oxygen per nasal cannula, a chest tube and wraps/splints around both arms. Several times she has attempted to remove the tubes on her own, so sometimes she is given meds to help her not do that, & to rest. At some point, the nurses applied soft restraints to help Sarah remember not to pull tubes. Curtis said Sarah woke up in the late afternoon after a brief nap and said, "Dad, do you have your pocket knife? Cut these things off of my arms!" If you know Sarah, you now know that her feisty spirit is still strongly intact.
"... it has not yet been revealed what we shall be..." (I John 3:2)

Note to Prayer Warriors: Pray for Sarah to grieve in a healthy way, and have support for this natural reaction to the experience. Neither our family, nor the physicians are able to accurately forecast what will happen next. We are taking it day by day. But uncertainty is not always a bad thing.  The Bible teaches us that the nature of the spiritual life is that we are to remain certain in our uncertainty.   "To be certain in GOD means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing exactly what tomorrow may bring." (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest). We choose to remain Faithful to and in Christ. Please pray that the LOVE & Presence of GOD will be so strongly evident in the lives of Sarah, Curtis, Deb, Barbara, and Jessica that they will be irresistibly drawn to HIM. I am so grateful for the prayers of my Brethren.

                                  "... believe also in ME..." -Jesus (John 14:1)

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