While I was reading the pamphlet on the ICD unit I was just amazed at the complexity of this muscle we call a heart.
Our hearts run on electrical currents that open this valve to relax this muscle and then open this other valve and then the blood goes into the chamber to be oxygenated to be delivered to this other chamber to be delivered to the rest of the body.
If the electrical system gets off track then the valves open and close at the wrong time and then the heart doesn't work properly.
How crazy is it that people think that this could all start from a big bang.
Grant and I were just talking to a couple of his nurses. The first one asked if I was a pastor, she must have seen my blog title. She told us that today one of the pharmacists just past away today. Seemingly perfectly healthy and tonight his family is mourning. That could have been us, but God chose to spare us the sorrow of losing our Grant.
There is no way to understand God's plan, and that's not our job. Our job is to trust what ever His plan may be.
I have to be ready for God to change His mind about Grant if He so chooses. So Grant will get some heart insurance tomorrow but even with that in place God doesn't guarantee him another day, or any of the rest of us. Are we thankful for the days we have?
Ps. 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
God has been so good to us, and we have been so encouraged by all the notes and the visits. You are having a great impact on those at the front desk all the way to the 4th floor. They notice that you are all different than many who come to the hospital. The world can see that we have hope and joy in something other than just life itself. We have hope in God.
It's been sweet to hear all of your comments about the blog and how God is using His Word to pierce through hearts. God's Word is powerful.
Keep praying for His Word to work in hearts.
Pray that Grant's surgeons would know exactly what to do tomorrow and that they would be careful with my Grant's heart and lungs.
Pray that we could be a light to those around us, there are many hurting here.
Pray that the girls would get some sleep and be rested for tomorrow.
Thanks again for all those who are praying and for your sweet words to us.
Resting in His arms,
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