LATE IN THE EVENING OF JANUARY 7
It is hard to be still right now. Being still gives our minds time to assess our situation - to contemplate the condition our son is in right now - to think about what he can’t do or, even harder, what he could do just a few weeks ago - to think about the fact that the most talkative boy you’ve ever known hasn’t spoken a word to us in three weeks and can’t communicate what he is feeling, his worries and fears, his questions and concerns, so that we can answer him and comfort him. Right now, being still is hard, it is a time of fighting back tears or surrendering to them and letting the waterfall flow once again. Sometimes, being still allows our minds to go where they shouldn’t go, to think like Job’s friends, wishing we would have fasted when he first got a fever, wishing we would have prayed more fervently, wondering if there was something we could have done differently. We would rather just keep busy than to go to the quiet place and be still.
We know that this is not the Father’s desire for us. He desires for us to be still and know that He is God. Maybe it is in the surrender of tears that we find a loving Savior who will, one day, wipe every tear away.
PRAY THAT ROBBIE, HIS PARENTS, HIS SISTERS, HIS FAMILY, HIS FRIENDS AND ALL THOSE WHO ARE PRAYING FOR HIM CAN BE STILL AND, IN THIS STILLNESS, KNOW THE ONE TRUE GOD WHO LOVES, HEALS, PROTECTS AND SAVES.