I came across a funny bible verse today:
Matthew 15:16 (NLT) “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked.
That’s the whole verse.
In context, Jesus was asked by his disciples to explain to them, once again, why they weren’t defiled by what they eat. This verse has me picturing Jesus sighing with fatigue at his eager but ignorant bunch of disciples as he patiently explains things to them. Jesus didn’t just ask, “Don’t you understand?” but He asked “Don’t you understand YET??” He was probably thinking in His head, “Oh dear Father in heaven when are these people gonna get it??”
Sometimes we humans on this earth have a tough time asking God for help because we don’t think He understands how we feel. As Ted and I search for answers to Amanda’s medical issues, we have had to wait for test results, explain things over and over again to doctors and nurses, and wait for evaluation from another hospital. After reading this verse – I think Jesus has a good grasp of how we are feeling. He was waiting for His disciples to ‘get it’ and finally learn the lesson. We are waiting for the doctors to ‘get it’ and finally give us answers.
Amanda slept great last night. I slept remarkably well on her couch – but after trying to sleep every other night for the past 3 weeks on a chair next to her hospital bed, the couch was easy and comfortable! Today she felt great, her oxygen sats and heart rate were good, and she seemed more energized. She actually said she wanted to sleep on her own tonight. I’m going to let her. Tomorrow morning I will go get her and off to Children’s Hospital we go. I hope the Neuro Clinic is ready for us. I’ll have to explain all over again everything that has happened with Amanda over the past three weeks plus the weeks leading up to her pneumonia. I hope they understand it and can find something to fix.
Her pneumonia is gone and she is on the mend, but I don’t think we are all cured – yet.
Prayers for patience (mine!) and wisdom and understanding from the doctors tomorrow.