In Cheyenne, it’s been a very turbulent day. But Psalm 40:3 explains our state quite well:
“And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”
Elijah’s MRI results were a long time in getting back to us. We had quite a scare; it was conveyed to us before we received the MRI results that Elijah’s brain had been without oxygen, and had been injured. A time of fervent prayer ensued, and it was probably about two hours before we heard the MRI results. It was so beautiful to hear voices being lifted up, recognizing that Elijah doesn’t belong to us. His life has been bought with a price; the precious blood of The Spotless Lamb. He doesn’t belong to himself –let alone to us! Nevertheless, we were crying out for complete healing. And . . . our Jesus answered. Brenna and Randy met with Elijah’s medical team, and spent a long time going over the results. We’ve been told that although his brain was injured, they see nothing that would hinder all functioning from being recovered! He is being kept quiet and calm, and will be having fewer visitors. Something else that was immensely encouraging is his movement today. He’s raised his arms, pulled both knees up so that his feet were flat on the bed, and has been visibly more comfortable than yesterday. Grace (Elijah’s sister) and I spent some time with him this evening, and sang to him (‘amazing grace‘, and ‘I have decided to follow Jesus‘). Soothing worship music is being played, just as many of you suggested, and oils will be defused in his room before long. Brenna (Elijah’s mom) asked me to share these verses with you:
“Oh LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and Thou hast healed me. …Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.” | Psalm 30:2,4
So, to summarize: He will continue to be kept sedate, to give his brain and legs time to heal –with minimal pain! We’re in this for the long haul, but He has given us abundant hope in Him. We truly cannot thank you all enough for praying! Tomorrow, he’ll be getting an EEG; pray for a smooth test and good results! Continue praying against infection for Autumn.