I heard one of the doctors taking care of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who sustained a gunshot that went through her brain, speak yesterday. He assured the public that he was 101% sure that she would survive. He stated with ultimate confidence in his voice..."She will not die." What? I am thankful that the Congresswoman has such apparently skilled and obviously confident surgeons and doctors overseeing her care. I am thankful that her prognosis is so positive...and I praise God for that. But, somehow the line between surgeon and God got a little muddled for this guy. I would have to say that this man is 101% wrong..Congressman Giffords will die...but God, in his graciousness and mercy, has not seen it fit that she die at this time from this horrendous gunshot wound that she endured.
I spoke with Tyler for a short time this morning. He hasn't eaten in 4 days and is still feeling miserable but is able to keep fluids and the medicine down! He did get back to Athi River--he said it was rough and he would fill me in later. Great news! We continue to praise God precious name as he lays before us his plans for our lives and for Tyler's---one adventure, one triumph, one struggle at a time. And so, Lord willing, Tyler will continue to get better. The first time contracting malaria is usually the roughest...without medicine, there is little to no chance of survival. For international traveler who have not built immunity, it is particularly difficult. And even with medicine, there is 15-20% chance of death.
There is only one thing that is 101% sure in this life...
and that is God...
..and his promises to us.
...his unchanging nature.
...his unconditional love.
...his amazing power and wisdom to know all...and be in control of all things.
...to be ALL and yet to love us in such a way that he knows exactly what we need even when we don't.
I am 101% sure that God is, and always will be, in control.