In the midst of a sick baby (again!), we are having a serious family medical crisis. My sister in law Julie went into cardiac arrest Wednesday. After reviving her erratic heart, the hospital put her on ice and into a coma to reduce the damage to her brain. This more recent practice has had amazing results with patients who had no heartbeat for even 20 minutes or more! My own heart is hurting because not only am I stuck here in Washington with a sick baby but I feel like there is no way to help. Prayer is what I can give.
As they bring her body back up to temperature and let the strong medications wear off, we are praying that she wakes up to little to no damage to her brain and organs.
It is a time like this that I reevaluate my own life, my priorities, and my faith. In the life of a stay at home mom it is easy to devalue what my purpose is. It is easy to feel insignificant, unimportant and irrelevant. In a society where everything I need is available, I consistently turn away from God instead of towards him. I am comfortable in my own weaknesses.
But in a family medical crisis you get the chance to wake up, to shrug off the lethargic, luke-warm faith that invades the soul.
I am choosing to truly live again. To refocus my priorities and look to Jesus – my ever present help in all things. My closest friend. My Lord and Savior.
I don’t want my heart to fail spiritually.
Please pray for my sister in law Julie. I want God to work a miracle and for His name to be praised.