Oct 11, 2006

Rebuilding a City

From a family friend, Patty (who is a nurse):

When I was praying today I thought maybe we need to look at this coma thing
from a different perspective. Ian's body is like a city that suffered mass
destruction. Now gigantic relief efforts are underway to rebuild. In his
brain there is work being done to re-wire, restore electricity, and
re-establish communications. In his leg supplies are being rushed to
rebuild the very foundations of his bone so the infrastructure will be
strong and secure. Pumping stations in the basements of his lungs are
working hard to keep fluids from flooding and building up, something that is
never good. Arteries are the main transportation system for delivery of
oxygen and sugar, supplies the hard working cells need desperately to keep
going. Now, their normal delivery routes have been disrupted by injury and
swelling but they are re-routing so the flow of supplies is not stopped by
these roadblocks for long. The sanitation department is hauling garbage and
excess fluid from all parts of his body to the waste departments for
removal. And the white blood cells are like the police department, cruising
on constant alert all over his body working overtime to keep infection and
germs at bay, arresting them where ever they find them and hauling them
away. This takes tremendous energy and is a massive, massive undertaking.
Unfortunately those of us standing by his bed can't see it and it appears
that he is just laying there. This could not be more deceiving. Ian is
working just as hard at recovery as we are at praying. Remember it took nine
months to make Ian the first time. And we must remember that the Lord of
this city never sleeps or slumbers so He is on duty ever interceding for Ian
Himself, and He still has the plans he used for Ian the first time.

Psalm 3: 3-5 But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me
and lift up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his
holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again for the Lord sustains me.

1 comment:

Lee said...

Thank you for sharing that...and God bless you for the work you are doing to help bring healing and renewed health to Ian!