|The human body is a reflection of God's artistry and design.|
God's artistry and design are fully displayed in the human body. The intricacy of it, the way each part works in concert with another, is nothing less than stunning. Our bodies are a curious paradox, being both strong and fragile at the same time. We move, we think, we heal with seemingly little effort on our part at all. The design is so exquisite that our hearts beat and our lungs breathe without us having to give any thought to the matter. It's just natural. It's just God who is the master designer and architect of all creation!
|Psalm 121: 1-2 I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.|
My answer to just about any illness, injury, or emotional hurt has always been to "just sleep on it". I don't know exactly what happens during those long hours in the middle of the night. The body may be at rest, but the mind must be very busy coordinating recuperation and repair. I think it's the body's way of telling us..."just sit still for a minute and let me do my job"! Christopher's body worked overtime that first night to begin to repair the holes that had assaulted his body for 17 long years. It was as if God was the conductor and Christopher's body was the orchestra. They were working in concert together. God was directing the body to create a healing music that would dance across his abdomen in order to mend what needed mending.
|Irish Proverb- A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.|
The true test would be breakfast. He hadn't eaten since his Chinese food lunch the day before. A lot of healing progress had been made, but would it be enough to hold back the impending flood caused by eggs and toast?
|His favorite breakfast!|
Over coffee I listened as he told me that skipping meals makes you feel terrible! He was not only starving, but he actually felt faint. I encouraged more eggs and toast to remedy the situation. He also explained to me that going without real food is much different than missing a tube feeding. With a missed meal of real food, you feel weak and faint. A missed tube feeding just makes you feel really thirsty.
|The forecast: breezy around Christopher's holes.|
The eggs and toast disappeared before I finished my first cup of coffee, and to our surprise...NO LEAKS! Apparently, the holes had healed enough on the inside to block the food and liquid from escaping through the holes. We waited awhile just to be sure, but...NO LEAKS! What did Christopher think of that? He thought that meant he would be safe to eat lunch at school. My whole face smiled as the reality of God's miracle sunk in. My teenage son NEEDED his lunch.
|Spring is the best!|
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can pray like this: