Well, we are probably one of the few people not looking forward to the extra hour in bed this evening. If you didn’t remember already, the clocks fall back one hour at 2:00am on Sunday. We remember, it’s just that the nights aren’t really something we look forward to at the moment. Right now, it seems like a good night’s sleep is something we can only daydream of. Last night was another night of coughing for Annie and she didn’t properly get to sleep until around 5:30am. For that reason I insisted Annie have a restful day which I think we largely succeeded in achieving.
I was going to say that we started the day with a great bacon and egg sandwich courtesy of our brother and local master butcher, Ben; but in actual fact, we technically started the day at roughly 2:30am on our knees praying together during our attempt to get some sleep. It is a real blessing to hear the prayers of my wife at night. The fervency and sincerity with which Annie is talking to the Lord floods my soul with joy and peace. Even as I write this, I just pray that the Lord would grant us the miracle of healing so that we might continue to discover and serve Him together with ever increasing fervency and sincerity for His glory.
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. – Psalm 40:5
Sleep might be one blessing we can’t count on at the moment, but there are so many present blessings that we are able to count. It is so good to see that Annie has enough health to enjoy the day and to be productive. It is wonderful to see that even in the early hours, she has the desire and stamina to talk to the Lord for what felt like an hour last night! When I awoke this morning, I heard the blessing of Annie talking and laughing downstairs as she was Skyping with our dear sister Phil out on the mission field. After I got in from doing some errands this afternoon, I came home to see Annie smiling and talking with our dear brother and sister, Steve and Sue who had popped by with a lovely meal for us: at least five blessings in that picture alone. We spent the evening with one of the guys from our youth group, Sam (the aforementioned butchers lad!), preparing the youth bible study for tomorrow evening and it was an added blessing to have Annie contributing to the conversation we were having in preparation for tomorrow.
Right now, she is sleeping. It is late, and I hear no coughing. Just before Sam left, we prayed for Annie while she was…..[whispering]…’sleeping’.
Father God, it would be really good for Annie to get the rest that she needs this evening. Please grant us that blessing.
Our love in Jesus,