Monday, January 10, 2011


Our daughter foolishly did something last month that resulted in a severed tendon in her forefinger.  Not good.  She's a mom; a piano player; a busy person who needs all of her fingers.

The doc who did the surgery warned her to be very, very careful to keep the brace on and the finger extended at all times.  It was a one-time deal.  If it didn't work, there was no second chance.

Imagine her horror when she woke up the night she got the new brace and found it had come off while she was sleeping!  She figured her finger would be useless for the rest of her life.  She was resigned to her fate.  She even did research to find instruments that are designed to hold the knuckles in place so the finger can be used a bit.

Today, we went to see the surgeon, expecting the worst.

He got her to take of the splint, and move her finger down, then slowly up.

It worked.

IT WORKED!  The finger has movement, and the doc is very positive.  If she is careful and does the stretching she is supposed to do, she should have full range of motion in a couple of months!

Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

My daughter didn't deserve this mercy.  She acted foolishly, and deserved the consequence of a useless finger.

But God didn't think so.

God healed that finger, I have no doubt.   

Isaiah 63:7 

The Lord's Mercy Remembered
I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.


Remember that you will give an account for every word. Respond with wisdom and grace, please.