A Psalm of encouragement for Leslie & Scott
I wrote this post (and lost this post) in the Chicago Airport…silly airport internet connections. Now that we have a solid connection in the University of Minnesota Surgery waiting room I wanted to re-write it! It has been an amazing experience walking through this exciting event with my dear friends, the Goss & Ellspermann families.
We arrived at U of M this morning at about 5:30am. Leslie was taken back into surgery right at 7:30am with Scott following her a little before 9:00am. We had a sweet time of hugs, scripture, and prayer before all of the fun with IV’s began! The scripture I read was one of great hope and encouragement. It is a Psalm that enables us to lift our hands to God in surrender. It pleases God so much when he sees us giving over control to Him. The Lord knew about this Kidney Transplant before Leslie and Scott were even born…and He is in control. As you continue to pray for the families today and wait on my updates from the Twin Cities I would encourage you to offer this Psalm up to God in intercessory prayer for all of the family. Psalm 121 says, ” I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm- he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
This experience has already had a huge impact on my life. These amazing people; my dear friends; their sweet love for eachother. I will write more as soon as I know more. Until then turn to Word of God on behalf of our friends!