Garren had a restful night. We are just waiting now for a room in rehab to become available. In the mean time they are continuing to wean Garren from the ventilator. Coming of the vent will be a massive hurdle that I am looking forward to.
"For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night." - Psalm 90:4
It is comforting to know that God already knows exactly how this all ends. And that it will end with Him getting the greatest amount of glory and honor and praise. God will do whatever He needs to do in order to get our attention focused on Him. And that is exactly what He has been doing through Garren's circumstances.
My dad shared something with me from Warren Wiersbe this morning:
"We have at our disposal the same spiritual resources that Jesus used when He faced and defeated Satan: prayer (Luke 3:22), the Father's love (Luke 3:23), the power of the Spirit (Luke 4:1), and the Word of God ("It is written"). Plus, we have in heaven the interceding Savior who has defeated the enemy completely. Satan tempts us to bring out the worst in us, but God can use these difficult experiences to put the best into us. Temptation is Satan's weapon to defeat us, but it can become God's tool to build us (See James 1:1-8, 13-17)."
This is so true. Most interesting to me is the realization that Jesus Christ Himself goes before the throne of God interceding for us. We lay our burdens down, and Jesus carries them to the Father.
I have never in my life seen people come together and pray like I have seen through this difficult circumstance. But if this is what it takes to get the church off it's seat and on it's knees, then let's go. Let's not waste this opportunity to give our full attention to God. And though it may seem like a thousand years to us, for God it is as if this all happened yesterday.
Have a great day!