Luke said the kids were doing great! Hannah was the one most impacted by the trauma of the first day. But by the 3rd day, Luke came home and told her that 'mom is doing good.' She said, "I know Dad, I was praying!" She's going to be a little spiritual warrior!
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation. You are awesome!!! It's going to help Luke so much with all the expenses that are being incurred right now. He told me that he was truly humbled that people cared and were willing to help out.
I told you earlier that we had set up a "stat counter" that tells how many people come by, where they're from, etc. As I was looking at it today, the thing that overwhelmed me is that people all over the world are praying for Emily. That's amazing in itself---the power of technology to reach all those people. But the thought God put in my heart is this: Emily is being covered in prayer 24 hours a day! Because of the time difference, she's covered around the clock. Is that not incredible?
Now about Luke....
Luke said one of the most meaningful conversations he had was with a seminary professor of his---and most of it came in the form of a prayer. This professor (Luke is in Criswell Seminary for those who don't know) told Luke, "Usually when maturing Christians are faced with a crisis, we begin looking for purpose, for God's will---a means to an end. What does it all mean? But, Luke, when we can't understand God's wisdom, let us trust His heart." This made a profound impact on Luke. He said it was a simple truth that God cares. God loves us. His mind went to Emily---how did she make it out of the living room alive? How did she make it to the hospital alive? How did she make it from one hospital to the next alive? How did she come out of the O.R. alive? And this is what he said that spoke to my heart, "It is an amazing display of God's love."