Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rachael Hinkle Update #4

In Matthew 9:5, Christ knows the hearts of the scribes and pharisees that are offended at the fact that Jesus forgives a paralytic of his sin. They believe that only God can do that and Jesus does not have that kind of authority so it reads:

“Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk’? 6 “But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your bed and go home.” 7 And he got up and went home. 8 But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Mt 9:5-8). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

Rachael's MRI was reviewed by the doctor and the news was not good after all. Though there was no swelling, there is evidence of Hypoxia or oxygen loss to the brain. Another EEG was done this afternoon.

Every hope we witness, is dashed by science. We so appreciate the care that Rachael is getting. Yet, our God is not a God that follows statistics, our God does not limited by test results. What our eyes have seen is frowns and Rachel looking right at us. With her characteristic look. She then goes back to her slumber. We have seen evidence that she hears and we continue to stimulate her senses.

In the above verse Christ asks which is easier?
We heal. If there is a bullet wound, a break, a blister we heal. From our earthly view, we think it much harder for God to heal than for Him to say to someone your sins are forgiven. Yet, the scriptures are filled with people that witnessed the power of God and still refused to be saved. Hardened hearts that refused God's call. Refused to have their sins forgiven. Which is easier?

We are surrounded by people at the hospital that do not know Christ.

Please pray 'so that they may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins' that God will say "wake up, Rachael.

Praise God for the wonderful opportunities we have been getting to share the burdens of others and to speak the Gospel to several over the past few days. Nancy, through her obediant way in how she was handling this trial and from the words of grace seasoned with salt that she put forth was told by one nurse "you changed me." Nancy knows she did not change this wonderful woman, God did, through Rachael's trial.

We all thank you, keep praying and remember to thank our Lord for all things he is doing.

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