There are a lot of things you can learn on a hospital cot. Sleeping well is not one of them. Here are a few things I learned.
*Understood The Father Heart of God
At one point I did what any parent would do I asked God to inflict me instead. I think at that moment I really felt the heart of God more than any other time. I got a small glimpse of what God the father must have felt sending His one and only son into a broken messed up world.
*Comprehended the value of a life.
At any point last week I would have given anything and done anything for my son to feel better. In that moment I realized the longing that God has for lost people. I have read Luke 15 many, many times. It is sad that it takes difficulty for us to understand the value that God puts on a human soul.
*Realized the power of prayer
One thing that is amazing about technology is that you can send and receive information so quickly. I could really sense everyones prayers.
*Experienced the power of relationship.
From every phone call, text message, personal visit to emails and home made videos from other continents. Our family was overwhelmed by the love and support of friends and family. Even now thinking of each of you my hear is full.
*Had my trust muscles stretched.
One thing I personally struggle with is trust. It is something I deal with daily. I feel that last week stretched my trust muscles to believe better. I know that this will be one of those moments in my sons faith journey we can point to and illustrate the power of the cross and importance of doing life with others.