Wednesday, February 23, 2011

After Riley's surgery...


Posted 15 hours ago

What an odd sensation. Sitting here watching Riley sleep. Peaceful sleep - not because of pain medicine, but just because she is at rest. Our hearts are peaceful too. Only a peace that God’s love and mercy could give us today.

Riley got ready for surgery by staying up late so she could eat until midnight plus she figured she could sleep all day today. She finally went to bed at about 1 am and we were at the hospital at 5:30 this morning. Just before being put to sleep Riley’s eyes perked up and she said, “Mom, mom I remember - His word is healing and health to my whole body.“ That is exactly what I told her last month as she was being put to sleep with anesthesia. She remembered and it is true. Proverbs 4:22

Surgery went well and her pain is controlled. She looks even better today than she did last month! We are so very thankful.

Today we write about Riley’s cancer being gone and as Riley spoke back in August - We are showing His mighty power! I have prayed many times that His mighty power would be shown so clearly that even the nonbeliever would have no room to doubt, but I have come to know over the past few months that it is not all about God’s mighty power. We can know His power and still not believe in Him or His promises to us as believers. It is by knowing His power, along with His mercy, and desire to care for us, that we can fully come to Believe.

John 16:24 Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.

The above scripture was in our devotional today. We are so joyful and so hopeful. Joy in Him and because of Him. No other reason could explain this day. This journey.

At Peace in Him, Kirk and Kelly


Elaine said...

I thought it was cute how you wrote that Riley stayed up late so she could eat until midnight. Did she have anything special? My prayers are with Riley and her family~