I believe there is so much more than just the “seen”. I believe in God though I cry out to Him and express my confusion. And angels. And spiritual forces. I know there is a power at work in the world. But I still question. I’m not gullible. I’m not quick to believe everything I hear. I’m a bit of a skeptic.
That’s why I think what happened last night is pretty remarkable.
Earlier in the week, on Wednesday night, Edd and I hightailed it to the ER, because he got very sick. Long (ever so long) story short, he had an intestinal blockage. The doctors didn’t know the reason. Because of previous surgeries he’s had it could be caused by any number of things. Adhesions. Scar tissue. More cancer. Chemo medication side effects. Change of diet … or a combination of these things. Days went by with no change… and he got sicker to the point where a tube was put through the nose to the stomach to remove fluid that kept piling up and making him sick.
After four days my hope was hanging on by a thread. He hadn’t eaten for five days. I went home to bed last night full of despair and dread not knowing how this was going to play out. I got down on my knees before crawling into bed and had little strength to mouth a prayer but muttered, “Please God”, and cried “Mercy”, and …. just bowed in silent submission… That was all I had left in me.
At 4 am I awakened. I felt peaceful, then remembering the situation, the reality, felt the same dread wash over me like a wave of the ocean. It was very real and very physical. I got up and pleaded more to God. It’s all I knew to do. I couldn’t go back to sleep. A little after 6 am I received a text from Edd saying the blockage was finally relieving. Finally his body was responding and beginning to work properly again. It was the miracle we could only hope for! We were amazed and thankful to God.. and expressed it verbally to one another over the phone. My body was profoundly physically relieved and I felt an enormous heavy weight lifted. I experienced an amazing … REST.
Later when Edd’s mom (who is visiting now) woke, I excitedly told her the good news and she expressed another event that occurred overnight. “I woke up at 4:30 and it was as if fireworks went off in front of me. I saw hundreds of little feathers flowing down from the sky, fluttering…. lots of little feathers… it was a very vivid experience”. My mother-in-law is a religious person, but very no-nonsense. I said perplexed… “you woke at 4:30? I woke abruptly at 4… What a ‘coincidence’.”
Edd said the change within him had occurred between 2 and 6 am.
If that wasn’t remarkable enough to me, I was even more convinced of Divine intervention when Edd revealed his own experience. Immediately after he realized the obstruction was removed, he cried out from his hospital bed, “Thank you God!” with intense earnestness. At that moment he felt a wind on the top of his head and a gentle brushing, a fluttering… There have been no breezes in this hospital room. There is no fan blowing air around. My husband is an engineer. He is not one to see things that aren’t there. He’s very analytical. He BELIEVES it was an affirmation of God at work and His presence.
I do too.
(This is a special and heart-felt THANK YOU to all those who are praying for us. You know who you are… and I am most appreciative.)