Lamentations 3:22-23 (English Standard Version)
22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (The Message)
22-24God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (Amplified Bible)
22It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 23They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (Contemporary English Version)
22The LORD’s kindness never fails! If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed. 23The LORD can always be trusted to show mercy each morning.
I posted the following update on my Dad to my facebook account last night but thought since some people only read the blog I should post it here, too. As of 8:20 this morning, I have heard no news through the night, which I am taking as a positive thing. Thank you to everyone who is praying and asking about him.
My Dad was in a head on collision a little after midnight last night, Feb. 6. He was life flighted to the hospital. These are the injuries listed upon his arrival: torn aortic artery, laceration in liver, internal bleeding from spleen, crushed pelvis, shattered hip that will need hip replacement, possible broken leg and shoulder, two major cuts on his face.
He made it through the first surgery, which was to repair the torn aortic artery. However, now his lungs are a major concern, because he is a smoker and they went under so much trauma during the accident, so he is on 100% oxygen and under sedation. There is a risk of paralysis in his legs due to tear surgery that we won’t know about until they bring him out of sedation .
They are cautiously telling us that while yes, it is a big deal he made it through the surgery, he is still in very very critical condition and one of those things above could be life-threatening to him because of the state of trauma his body is in.
The police reports states the driver of the other vehicle crossed the center line and struck Dad, which is what the marks on the highway show. Unfortunately, the man who hit dad was killed. We have been in a state of agony from not knowing who was at fault (and being told by one state trooper it was Dad’s fault) to now hearing it is not Dad’s fault. The range of emotions have been unbelievable.
We are obviously in desperate need of prayer from everyone for our dad, Paul. Not just for our his life to be saved but for his mental state.
Thank you so much to everyone who is asking about Dad–it means so much.