Katy made it through another night and eagerly looks forward to tomorrow. The Remicade treatment should help within a couple of days, her pain levels should drop, and she will be able to do the many things she has been longing to do. Thank you for your prayers. Last Friday when this all started I knew it was going to be tough to make it to Wednesday, but hour by hour, we have experienced the mercy of God.
We spent several hours during the night praying for the students, parents, and faculty of Virginia Tech, as they struggle with the reality of yesterday’s shootings. Paul Burton arrived home late last night after spending eight hours in the ER helping with the surgery of an unidentified student. Her parents had not found her as of last night. Many of the students who were injured or killed were not carrying any ID. We prayed for them and with tears streaming down our faces begged the Lord to surround that family with His love and peace because they still did not know if their baby girl was dead or alive. What a joyful day they will have today when they find she is alive. But for many it will not be the case and our hearts are broken for them.
While we have struggles here at home dealing with Katy’s pain, we are so keenly aware that others suffer, and need our prayers. The time spent with Him in the calm quiet of the early morning has strengthened us. We’ve prayed for your strength, too. We can face uncertain days, because He lives. (From the hymn, He Lives.)Comments: