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Time goes by fast when you're having fun, but ...

Well folks, it's Friday again tomorrow!  Where did Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday go!  It just seems like I played with Pastor Shaun two days ago, and in reality, it has been a week!  Where has the week gone?  Are they going by so quickly because Devon's healing occupies our conscious thoughts, rather than us worrying  our own selves?  I know, for me, the busier I keep myself, the more quickly time goes by!  But I'm not busy!  I really have nothing to do, and yet the hours, weeks, and months are flying by!  Angie says the same thing, and she's a heck of a lot busier than I am!  Pastor Shaun starts texting me on Monday, asking if "it's Friday yet", so he can play golf again!  But it's getting like these weeks are about four days long rather than seven!  How do you think Devo feels about time zooming by?  Would he agree, or are the minutes and hours going by excruciatingly slowly?  If I were to put myself in his situation, which probably is too hypothetical to mention, I really don't think they'd be anything going on that could speed up the process for me!  He can't go play golf, nor can he go to dinner, or hang out with friends!  His reality, as he lay or sit there motionless, is spending every waking moment alone with his own thoughts, and his own hopes!  But he can't  possibly think that the time is flying by, like we do, can he?  Or has Jesus filled his heart and mind without enough hope, and enough optimism, and enough patience that these four years have merely been but a blip on his radar screen?  I guess we won't know the answer to that question right away, but it is really comforting to me when I picture Devo under the care of Jesus, who I know would never let him suffer more than he could handle!   

“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  ( Mark 13:32)

Well, folks, there's my answer!  No one knows!  We need to allow Jesus the time to fulfill His purpose for us, as He has promised! We can't rush   Him, nor can we put a time limit on Him!  And as long as we stay in Him, He will give us the tools with which to endure!  Devo can't do some of the things that we can do, YET, but I trust God, and I trust that He will occupy Devo's mind with all the things needed to keep him engaged and confident!  I just face timed with Devo, and if you ask me, he looks better now than he ever has!  He looks content, happy, clear, and focused!  There is no look of anguish, frustration, impatience, or irritation on his face!  The kid is in a place that looks very comfortable to me!  I may have not heard verbally how he is holding up, but God's light is shining through his face like a beacon, which tells me how good he really is!  Thank you Lord, for that great vision!  Goodnight and God bless you all!  Dana