Janet Sack writes on Saturday, September 27. 2014:
As Saturday evening draws to a close and we put an end to this very trying week, I just want to share an update on our weary patient
Bruce has been resting and remains in ICU. He will stay in ICU recovering from Thursday’s surgery and preparing for another embolization this coming Thursday. By waiting a week between surgeries (ideally this would be 6 months) the surgeon is “hoping” Bruce will be able to tolerate a longer surgery and a greater percentage of the arteries feeding into the fistula can be coiled.
On a positive note he is awake and asking for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! I don’t have the heart though to tell him that’s not part of his clear liquid diet.
The Sacks are definitely weary, each in our own ways today. But isn’t it like our God to have such a sense of humor, today in our devotion time His verse rested on our hearts and minds:
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, “Destroy him!” DEUTERONOMY 33 : 27
This reminded me of the times when we sing the familiar church hymn “leaning on the everlasting arms”. It’s fun to teach the kids to “lean” as we sing the song, and yes I may have gotten carried away on the “leaning” motion – but what strength I find today in knowing that He is there to lean on when we need Him the most.
I look forward to tomorrow, worshipping and praising Him in His sanctuary and leaning on His Everlasting arms. And with confidence I know our prayer warriors are continuing to lift us up as we continue to prayer for complete healing and guidance and wisdom in the medical staff.