Nothing new to report. Garren is still under sedation. He looks so peaceful and unaware of his situation.
We are told he can hear us. So we talk to him. We joke with him. I have my quiet time with him every morning and evening. Nancy and I (and whoever else happens to be with us at the time) stand beside him, and I read Scripture to him. Today we read Exodus 17 and 18, and Psalm 72.
Exodus 17 talks about a battle that the Israelites were fighting. Moses, their leader, had to hold his staff up in the air. As long as his hands were held high, the Israelites were winning the battle. But soon Moses' arms got tired, and his hands started to come down, and the Israelites began to lose. So Aaron and Joshua found a rock for Moses to sit on. Then they each took and held Moses' arm up. And the Israelites won the battle.
I spoke with a dear friend this morning. She used to be a nurse in the neurological field. She has some insight into Garren's condition. I asked her some questions that the doctors seem to avoid answering. Finally, she told me this: "We need to take this one day at a time. We need to realize that this is a process that could take weeks. The doctors will not give up." She said to me "Don't give up."
I believe in the power of prayer. I know there are literally thousands of people around the world praying for Garren right now. I know God hears. I also know that as time goes on, and our prayer battle continues, that we will become weary. Not just me and Nancy, but many of you as well. The newness will begin to wear off, and the tendency will be to give up, to stop praying. Please don't. Please join us in this battle, for the long haul.
Today is day 6. I look forward to the day when Garren can personally thank each and everyone of you for your part in his recovery.
"The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." - Ex. 14:14