Archive for April 11, 2006

4/11/06, 5:00 pm

Mike has had a good day!  He has shown some finger movement, and he appeared to be doing some "auditory" tracking with his eyes this afternoon.  Also, he breathed without vent support for 8 hours yesterday — AND PRETTY MUCH ALL DAY TODAY, and without stress.  It sounds as if he will soon be entirely independent of the ventilator.  (I understand that he will continue to be given oxygen, but only slightly higher than that in normal air, and only passively and not through ventilator assistance.) 

My barber, who is a student of Scripture, today reminded me of this parable, which I wanted to share: 

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' "

For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "

And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. Luke 18:1-8.

Our faithful and sustained prayer remains (always) the best thing we can do for Mike and Michelle.  Stay encouraged.  The Easter season holds for us the very reason that we are Christians: our Lord's greatest miracle, his own resurrection.  Let's keep praying for the miracle we seek.

April 11, 2006 at 4:54 pm 6 comments


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