Thursday, June 17, 2010

Waves of Mercy and Grace

Wow. I just typed up everything…and then lost it. I hate when that happens!

I called and talked to the nurse yesterday afternoon to check on how Cale’s day was going, she said he had a very calm and peaceful day. What a blessing to hear! During the evening a lady that’s a part of my adopted family here, sat with him for awhile and said that he was very responsive while she was there. She shared at one point she asked to see his ring and he held up his hand for her! I left UNC a little after 9pm last night, since I don’t have Basil right now; I went to lay with Cale for a few hours. He was restless when I first got there, but as I laid down he calmed right down, and fell asleep pretty quickly.

I was with him today until about 12:30. Speech tried a “yes” and “no” trial but he’s not quite to that point yet. She did say she feels like he’s on the verge of being able to communicate in that way. It’s a very slow process and hard to explain. It’s great that he’s doing all of these things, it’s just nothing is consistent yet…yet!

Today is the last day of the medicine he’s on for the infection. They’ll go ahead and test him and hopefully the results will be NEGATIVE! I’m praying!

I’m with Amy now. Adam had surgery earlier; the surgeon said it went well. He’s finally resting. Please continue to pray for them. I picked up my bible yesterday and prayed that God would give me something specific for Adam. My reading was in Ezekiel 1. The very first verse he says the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God. Later in vs 3 he said he felt the hand of the Lord take hold of him. All day that was sticking with me, I was thinking about how busy we all are here, but how God can be intimate with Adam like none of us can. We prayed that a lot for Cale, and continue, but the image of right now, with all the turmoil in Adams body, that God would take hold of him and open the heavens that He may see God’s glory, that’s what I’m praying for.

As for me, a song came to mind that I've sang a lot in church growing up, "Every Move I make". As I was singing I thought about how God really has given me His mercy and grace to get through this all.

Every move I make I make in You
You make me move Jesus
Every breath I take I breathe in You

Every step I take I take in You
You are my way Jesus
Every breath I take I breathe in You

Waves of mercy, waves of grace
Everywhere I look I see Your face
Your love has captured me
Oh my God, this love
How can it be?

All through this, every move I make, every breath I take, and every step I take is in Him and I have been seeing His face in all of it. Thank you Lord!

1 comment:

  1. The Bensons6/17/10, 7:39 PM

    Just to let you know I a thinking of you and praying for you and so blessed by you. Continued prayers for all 4 of you.
    With love,
    Jean and Charlie

    ReplyDelete

Please included at least your first name and know that we are reviewing each comment so it may take up to 12 hours to post. Thank you all for your constant encouragement and prayers.