I've been doing treatments. Foot baths, lymphatic massages, and IVs.
I've been praying for a miracle.
I've been sitting with Rebecca. Sitting by her, while silently praying for her, while cherishing every second.
I've been praying for peace. For a peace that passes all understanding. Peace for Rebecca and her family, and others who are suffering.
I've been going to my one class a week. I'm so thankful for being able to take a class.
I've been praying for comfort. Comfort for everyone who is going through a difficult season.
I've been thanking God. Thanking God for His promises. Promises of Heaven. Promises of eternal healing. Promises of finding rest in Him. Promises of peace and comfort on earth. Promises that there is a purpose.
I've been resting. Not enough resting, but resting when I can.
And I've been praying. Did I mention that? I wish that it didn't take hard times for us to pray more.
There's a Bible story in Daniel 3 that had come to mind lately. King Nebuchadnezzar orders everyone in the land to bow down and worship a gold statue at the sound of the music. Anyone who does not bow down, will be thrown into a blazing furnace.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to bow down to the gold statue because they worship the one true God. King Nebuchadnezzar is immediately told that they won't worship the gold statue, so he summons for them.
"Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, 'Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?'
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, 'O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”'
Here is what I came up with from that story that fits today.