Thank you so very much for all your prayers, and for the messages and cards that you still send. They remind us and Luke of just what an amazing bunch you are and we are continually thankful to God for giving us faithful friends to walk with us and pray alongside us. We deserve nothing, and yet God’s heart is full of compassion when He allows trials to come. He doesn’t stand remote or leave us alone, but walks right alongside us and holds us and we feel the power of your prayers every day.
Luke continues to progress! The physio told him yesterday that the flicker of movement in his feet, though small, is increasing in strength, and she can feel his muscles moving. There are hiccups, as rehab moves up onto the ward, and a shortage of staff meant that Luke did not get washed until 11.45am yesterday which was quite frustrating for him. But overall, the rehab is more stimulating for him and helping him to move on. He and we have a goal planning meeting tomorrow with the rehab team, to look at the things Luke would like to achieve in the coming days and weeks, which is exciting! He spent much of the afternoon in the wheelchair and we went for a walk outside and had coffee in the coffee shop, which was a treat.
So please pray with us today
1 For the rehab team to be able to function as they would have before the move. Apparently, they are helping to nurse patients who are much more ill than Luke on Stanley Graveson, which means that the more well patients have to wait. He totally understands this, he was very ill once! But please pray too for grace and patience for Luke, when it’s easy to feel you are bottom of the pile in terms of priority
2 For wisdom for everyone involved in the planning meeting tomorrow, that Luke’s aims and objectives would be the right ones for him. He longs to visit home asap
3 That he will continue to strengthen day after day, and see more and more movement return ‘But You, O LORD, are a shield around me; You are my glory, the One who holds my head high. I cried out to the LORD, and He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.’ Psalm 3:3-5
Our awesome God sees it all, and knows everything about us. Not a single thought of ours escapes Him, yet His love for us is unfailing and unending.
With our love
Gary and Debbie