Another good day for Rick...Praise God! First thing this morning at 5 am he opened his eyes really wide. The nurse and Sandy watched him and for 20 minutes he kept his eyes open. We sat him up again this afternoon, and have just been amazed at what that does for him. He opened his eyes again when he was rocked back and forth, but unlike yesterday, he continued to keep them open even when he was sitting still. I knealt down at his feet and talked to him, and he found me. He looked down at me and really focused on me and what I was saying. I just talked to him about the kids and the ranch and things going on. He stayed focused for a few minutes...like he was really trying to listen to me...it's amazing and I know it's all because of the prayers...God is listening.
This morning I opened the daily devotional called Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado. Today's entry said the following:
More Than Meets the Eye
Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. HEWBREWS 11:1
Faith is trusting what the eye can't see.
Eyes see the prowling lion. Faith sees Daniel's angel.
Eyes see storms. Faith sees Noah's rainbow.
Eyes see giants. Faith sees Canaan.
Your eyes see your faults. Your faith sees your Savior.
Your eyes see your guilt. Your faith sees his blood.
Your eyes look in the mirror and see a sinner, a failure, a promise-breaker. But by faith you look in the mirror and see a robed prodigal bearing the ring of grace on your finger and the kiss of your Father on your face.
The verse from Hebrews is going to be "my verse". This verse has been put in front of me so many times through this journey, that I'm going to officially adopt it as mine.
Keep praying...it's working!