Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It Is Time To Sing

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

John has had a quiet night with much gained in the way of turning down his blood pressure medicines and being able to do a little more with dialysis and needing a little less oxygen. He is right now the most stable since going into surgery on Monday night and has overcome a great hurdle in his recovery. He is not going to be taken to surgery this morning because they feel that they are ahead of his infection and the risks of surgery now are outweighed by the benefits. He still has a very very long recovery ahead of him, there are still many hurdles to go over and many dangers ahead, the outcome is still not certain and we may yet mourn the loss of our son. But for this day we sing the Common Doxolgy with smiles and my tears are tears of joy, we may yet sing these same exact words in a different setting with fewer smiles and tears of sorrow and pain, but God is to be praised for we are equally blessed by His healing, be it temporal or eternal and always always we take comfort and joy in His gifts of eternal life that He has given to John, to us and to you.

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary, praise Him in His mighty heavens!
Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise Lord!
Praise the Lord! Psalm 150

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All praise, honor and glory be to God our Father for a quiet day. I once looked for excitement but now I give thanks for boredom. Our prayers will continue to be with you two and John until he is fully healed, whatever that may look like.

Kent & Janie