Wow what a week, I sometimes have a hard time wrapping my head around all that has happened and what the future looks like. In summary Sandra's spinal cord was not severed but it was damaged and now swollen. At this point we don't know, nor the Doctors know how much paralysis is from swelling and how much is from damage. We continue to pray and work towards a full recovery but are satisfied with what ever out come HE chooses for us.
The constant question Sandra and I get is how can we be so positive in such a dark situation. My simple answer is I know God is in control I am his and he is mine. He has a plan for our life and as Romans 8:28 says, "and We know that in all things God works for good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. This life and bodies that we have are temporary, if God uses this to touch one life then it is a small price to pay in regards to eternity. God has already worked in me, I'm a different man then I was 1 week ago and the journey has just begun.
If you don't have this comfort and peace I would encourage you to seek it out. It is available to all who put their faith in the creator and sustainer of life. If you don't have someone in your life who knows this peace then please post a comment with your contact info, I won't put it live online. Since this has become a global blog I know I can find someone in your area that can share this with you and answer any questions you may have
Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!