I don't know how it is that at the worst of times I have been able to post to let you know how things were going with Kathryn. Now that her situation has improved dramatically over the past week, I am having so much fun and excitement there is no time to write. It is late, so I'll be brief. The Lord has given us exceedingly beyond what we ever asked for. Kathryn has been nearly pain free for more than a week and her face is calm and radiant. The progress she has made on her senior paper is remarkable and we were all able to go to church today. I have been humming a hymn that has been rising up in me all day. My hope is that you will feel the mighty power of God in your hardships. Drawing on His strength is the only way we have been able to endure the pressure.
I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise;
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord, that filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with His Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord how Thy wonders are displayed, wherever I turn my eye:
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky!
There's not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known;
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care,
And everywhere that man can be, Thou, God, art present there.