Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Here we go...

Tomorrow morning at 9:30 Jake goes in for surgery to place the plate in over his brain. One concern that we just found out yesterday is that there will be enough movement in the skin to cover the plate. It is curved...designed to fit as a puzzle piece perfectly in place. But the skin has been healing and has been a while so it might not have enough elasticity. If that happens the doctor will instead put in silicone that will over time expand the skin. Then Jake will have to go back in later to put in the prosthesis. Of course our prayer is that tomorrow would go smoothly, no infections and plate in place. Would you be willing to join us in prayer? We expect it to be about a 4 hour surgery.

I read this today in the book:
Closely related to the quality of my faith is the intensity of my hope. The Word of Jesus carries the implicit theme that the world is out do us good. When you stop and think about it, that's an extraordinary idea. In most of our lives we have the impression that the world has done us considerable harm and comparatively little good. Yet if the Abba of Jesus loves us, if He pursues us as a a tremendous Lover who is dying (in His Son) to be with us, then we are committed to the notion that His world, the work of His hands, is out to do us good. And that means taking the risk of letting others do good to us. It means going into the wedding feast and celebrating with firm conviction that we are not going to be chumped, cheated, or disastrously surprised.  Souvenirs of Solitude by Brennan Manning, pg. 15
Faith-hope-peace-joy are interwoven in and through the character of Christ. As we come in to this day - can we, no matter the outcome, no matter what comes, can faith-hope-peace-joy invade the moments. Can we strive to be so fully present with God that we trust completely in the outcome and allow His control to reign. It is a fight to remain in the presence of God but it come with practice.

In faith-hope-peace-joy

Tom (daddy)


Anonymous said...

Praying for you all today!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of Jacob and your family, praying the surgery is a huge success with no "stretching" needed.
Pam Mason

Anonymous said...

Yeah, praise God, prayers were answered. I am so thankful that it went so good ( no stretching and a perfect fit) and I will continue to pray for quick healing and no infection. Best news of the day!!! May God give you and your family peace and comfort and rest.