Well, we are still in the hospital. After the first day of successful walking the halls and moderate pain management, the last two days have been a struggle. We've been having a hard time keeping her pain (especially from the incision) under control. On top of that, because she wasn't able to walk the halls, she's developed a bad cough / hiccup thing. Every time she coughs, it stresses on her incisions, which causes pain, which makes it difficult to walk. Yeah, it's cyclical. We're not sure when she will get discharged. But, as we have learned from previous hospital stays, it's better to stay until everything is okay, than to leave and then come back. We watched church this Easter morning on the laptop and invited several of the nurses to join us. It was a special time - an Easter that we will never forget.
All this back and forth (good days and bad days) during the Easter weekend has got me thinking about the silence of the Saturday. Hinged between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, was Silent Saturday. It seemed like God was not working. He was not listening. He abandoned His followers. However, just because you can't see His work, doesn't mean that He's not working. In fact, absence of visible activity usually means that God's behind the scenes working out something better. And He calls us to wait.
Can you worship while waiting? As I wrote a few months ago, the only thing worse than waiting on God is wishing that you would have waited on Him. I'm sure the disciples hated that Silent Saturday, but more was happening than they had ever imagined.
As we wait for Frances to make the medical turn for the better, we will worship while we wait...Because God's working behind the scenes!