Saturday, 29 September 2012

What a gift!

Sleeping in our favourite park

The work Liz did to coordinate a round the clock prayer cycle is so wonderful.  We already knew many were praying but to have every minute covered feels like we're being ringed by active duty warriors. And many times slots have three and four people in them. We owe you all a debt of love. The times still available are in 15 minute increments from 12:15 am to 1:00 am, 3:00 am and 3:15 am.  Probably need someone on another continent for those :-).

Pain has greatly lessened, nausea has been gone for several days now and appetite is back with a vengeance.  When roving pain threatens, we often call up someone we know with a history of knowing their authority in Christ to command it to back we did tonight. We started whooping and cheering as the pain retreated. So incredibly grateful for every warrior in this battle.

Jordan received his first of five radiation treatments yesterday to minimize the pain in his chest, which appears to have stemmed from a growth in his spine.  He found it so discouraging to be back in the cancer clinic as a patient.  It's like a whole other world again with the unspoken understanding that everyone you see is fighting for their very lives.

Pulling my mind back into line has definitely been the greatest learning curve in this season.  When I found myself suddenly "drowning" in the sorrow of what has been stolen from Jordan, I retreated to listening to truth remind myself that God can be trusted.  He never lies.  He doesn't originate suffering but when He does redeem, it's never wasted.  So in Jordan's words, "God I trust You in the good times and in the bad times."