We read Exodus 26 together today. It is God's instructions for building the tabernacle. He goes into detail, describing exact sizes and colors. Every detail was of the utmost importance. As I was reading about the intricate details of the tabernacle I thought about something. In the past I've always read this passage and wondered why. Why are these details so important to God? Why not just say "Build something, and come together, and worship me."
As I was reading these details I couldn't help but think about Garren's body, and the intricate detail with which each of our bodies was formed. God designed each of us, exactly the way we are, to accomplish exactly what He wants us to accomplish. I think that one of the reasons God gave these particular instructions for building the tabernacle was to show us that He is a God who truly cares about details. Not just the details of the place of worship, but the details of each of our lives. He cares deeply about every detail of your life.
Overnight and this morning Garren has taken a couple more small steps. He was biting on his breathing tube last night. This morning the neuro-surgeon removed the drain from Garren's head. The drain was there to help keep swelling down by allowing excess fluids to escape. It was also used to monitor pressures on his brain. The nurse just finished removing a couple more lines that were attached to Garren. These are all steps in moving Garren from ICU.
We continue to pray for complete healing to Garren's brain stem.