Friday, July 9, 2010

Into isolation

It had been an interrupted night for the inmates with Pads needing the toilet numerous times per hour. By late morning the decision had been made to send him into isolation, a prospect which Pads found very upsetting. In the event, it was fine. We're pretty certain this is not a diarrhea-inducing bug, but just the usual impact of antibiotics. Being alone meant he was also isolated from busy three-year-olds. He was getting quite sore, although his needs for pain relief were significantly improved from recent days - he's off the oramorph. There are signs that his blood is starting to come back up, the neutrophil count was 0.2, but he's had a platelet infusion as these were in the twenties. Knowing this, when he bit his lip earlier, it was a relief to see the cut stop bleeding quite quickly.
Auntie Sarah babysat for the rest of us to attend the TCFF Gospel Preaching Rally. Pastor Aaron Lewis preached for us from Revelation 22:17
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
I was especially struck by how gracious the Lord is in the offer of salvation. The offer is to all, whether they are interested in it or not. Here is the 'pearl of great price', freely offered to you, but you'd turn it down and stick with the status quo, rather than 'take the water of life'. If only you would heed God's Word on the matter of your eternal soul's destiny...

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