The nurse communicator just told us that Derek is asleep for surgery now. They are putting in the lines needed, and the incision will be made around 9am. We are really feeling carried by the Lord. The song that awoke me early this morning was "some through the waters, some through the floods, some through the fire, but all through the blood.....God gives a song, in the night season and all the day long." Then, Dad Sauder came into our room and read to us out of Isaiah 43 "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." Because of God's great might and His holiness and His caring, we are held up. All of the prayers you are offering are such a blessing to us.
Jesus, hold my hand.