....is something that God has been teaching me about a lot lately. Mercy is undeserved favor. I have more thoughts than I can put together right now (I should've gone to bed awhile ago but Ian's wide awake and I'd rather be with him!) but it's been on my heart so much lately. And mercy in so many forms. I want to understand this deeper, but it is God's mercy that we do not all suffer horrible things on earth and we do not suffer in the ways that we deserve. And for those of us that do suffer, we still have no comprehension of what God's wrath would feel like- only Jesus knows that.
Visiting a friend in the hospital tonight, I was reminded of another kind of mercy. God has had much mercy on Ian physically from day one. He has suffered much but he has received much by the way of healing. That he still has his life seems to me more like mercy on our family than it is on him. Ian would be perfected if he were to be in heaven right now- but instead God kept him here for us to enjoy.
Mercy is something that I want to continue to learn about, because it's incredible.
Ian's therapists were thrilled at what he did in speech. They didn't have time to give details, but they said it was the best yet that he's done.
Thank you, as always, one year and one month later, for still praying