|Cai's Visit to Shriners|
My day started with a call from Shriners Hospital telling me they could see my son at 10:45am. So that meant some minor rearranging of my day. They told us to bring shot records and shorts with no metal or buttons because they would be taking x-rays. They said nothing about don't eat so I fixed breakfast and we headed to Shriners.
|Cai wil get to choose something after surgery|
|The Lobby of Shriners|
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There was colorful kid friendly art on all the walls. It was bright and cheery and more like a full service hotel at Disney land only you were going there for surgery.
Cai seems to be pretty relaxed about the whole thing as well as pleased that the healing won't take nearly as long as we were first told to expect.
So surgery is scheduled for Thursday we need to be there by 6 in the morning. I'm glad we only live a few minutes away. So this is our current adventure that started with a bike ride down a street that was an icy hill.
Our verse today from Matthew is about asking, seeking and knocking. Today we have asked questions and sought the council of doctors. I thought about how I should respond to this un-expected curve. Should I be up set, and frightened, and question why God allowed this accident to happen. Or should I look at is as an opportunity for growth. My son is in pain but he said the ride down the icy hill was fun.
I guess I would rather my kids got out there and lived even if they get banged up here and there. Its not like I'm encouraging them to play in traffic. I am seeing this as if we are knocking on a door into a world that we really don't get to see inside. Who am I to say if perhaps there is something there that my son needs to experience to expand the possibilities of things he might want to do when he grows up. I have to believe that God was watching out for my son. This accident could have been so much worse. So I am thankful for the many friends and family who are praying and supporting us as we go through this experience.
What door are you knocking on, what are you seeking, what are you asking about? I think in all three there is anticipation, a feeling of continuing rather than giving up. When you have given up you stop knocking, you stop asking and you don't really care to seek any more. You have accepted disappointment, failure, shame, and grief. You have thrown in the towel and given up hope.
Those who are seeking, asking and knocking have not given up they will get the things they are after. We are to Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. I guess I am asking that healing process would go by quickly but I am also asking that God would use this experience to open some door or direction for my son that he would not have other wise had a chance to know about.
I will keep you posted on this journey and the things we discover along the way.
Prayer: Lord I pray for these readers would be able to look at the challenges they are facing from a different angle. That they would not throw in the towel but would continue to ask, seek and knock. I pray that you would reveal yourself to them in profound ways as the begin to trust you in each and every situation they face.