Firstly, thank you all for your notes, emails, phone calls, thoughts, and prayers.
Rich has been able to communicate yes and no by blinking his eyes. I was able to go home for a few hours this afternoon and get around 4 hours sleep, hope to get some sleep shortly, but wanted to keep you updated. This update, I’d like to share with you the Daily Light Reading that Rich and I had together before they gave him his pain medication. His eyes opened quite wide at some of the verses, and when I asked, he did indeed wanted me to read it again to him. I do believe that this compilation of verses were a real encouragement to us both. May they also be to you as well.
July 28, Evening
Let your requests be made known unto God.
Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. There was given to me a thorn in the flesh. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities.
I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.
Hannah … was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord and wept sore. And she vowed a vow and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and … wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life. The LORD remembered her.
We know not what we should pray for as we ought. He shall choose our inheritance for us.
Phil. 4:6; Mark 14:36; 2 Cor. 12:7-9; Ps. 142:2; 1 Sam. 1:9-11, 19; Rom. 8:26; Ps. 47:4