Monday, August 20, 2012
“Do you remember the story in the Bible about the battle that lasted all day?” Eli asked me tonight as we patiently waited hours and hours to be discharged from in-patient status at St. Jude after completing his fourth and final course of high-dose chemotherapy. I’ve written before about the story of Aaron and Hur coming to Moses’ aid when he needs help holding up his arms for the duration of Israel’s battle with the nomadic Amelikites so that Isreal would win in the end. It is one of my absolute favs. I said, “yes, I remember, Moses had to hold his arms up all day.” He said “hmmm, well, that must have been the longest day.” Indeed, little man. He then said, “Eric and Rebecca helped him.” “Ummm, no, it was Aaron and Hur,” I said. “oh, Aaron, I thought it was Eric,” he said,” so, is Eric a Bible name?” I said, “I don’t think so, it sounds Swedish or dutch, or from just some cold place where blonds live. But, it’s not Hebrew.” He said, proudly, “Oh…but I did know it was Rebecca.” “Um, well, no, I just told you it was Hur,” I said. “No, I knew that on my own, I told you it was her,” he said. “No, it wasn’t her, it was… well, it was HUR, but not her, not Rebecca, her….”, I said. “Well, what other kind of Rebecca is there, she’s not a him,” he said. “No, I’m not talking about Rebecca, she is a her, but the Hur that helped Moses is named Hur and he is a him. It’s the name of a man, it’s spelled different,” I said. “Well, I don’t know how to spell,” he said. Dear, readers, it is going to be a tough quarantine for the two of us. Please, pray his immune system recovers quickly for many, many reasons.
Please, say a prayer for Makenzey tonight as she is preparing for surgery, but, if I read the post right, she may have had a clotting complication that caused it to be postponed. So, please, pray that her situation is corrected and that she is able to have the surgery she needs. Hunter continues to be in critical condition, fighting for his life as they make very minimal progress in getting him turned around. Yet, minimal progress is still progress. Please, remember the siblings of all these children as they adjust to school and home routines without their brother or sister, and one of their parents being with them. Make no mistake; Satan is stalking them as well. Though, the evil is subtle it is no less dangerous for our children at home as he clouds their thoughts with fear of the changes in their home and plants seeds of doubt in their immature hearts that God is with their families. They must know that, even though they are at home away from their sick sibling, they are part of the fight and have access to the same powerful weapon we do. I have been up front with my girls that Satan is responsible for the evil in this world from the beginning. The best way to fight him is just as God, through inspired writers, describes fighting him in the beginning – with Jesus. Genises 3:15 says “He (Jesus) shall crush your (Satan) head.”