On the last episode, I told you that my son, Steven, was going in on June 10th for his second of three surgeries. If you followed along on Facebook, you know how things went. But for those of you who are not FB users, I’ll tell you all about it at the end of today’s episode.
Speaking of today’s episode, in Leviticus chapter 19 today, God tells Moses more laws concerning how to live a life of holiness.
In Mark chapter 3, Jesus asks who his mother is.
And I am beginning something new today. I hope you don’t mind. In addition to reading through the Old Testament in order, and reading through the New Testament in order, today we will begin reading a chapter from the book of Psalms in each episode as well. When we are through the Psalms, we will read the book of Proverbs.
The reason we’re doing this is to balance out the reading so that the entire Bible is completed in about two years, with the Old Testament having been read though once and the New Testament read through three times.
Sound good to you? I hope so. Let’s begin.
Today we’re reading from the Holman Christian Standard Bible.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
So Steven’s surgery went very well. We checked in at the hospital at 5 a.m., and were told that we could expect a six hour surgery. As it turned out, the surgery lasted just five hours. This was the first indication that this time in the hospital would be much better than the first!
The first time, Steven’s stay was longer than a month, and he was close to death, with many complications along the way. I can’t tell you how many times a nurse or doctor said that it was his youth that kept him alive. And then, when he was finally able to come home, he was on IV antibiotics for nearly a month, plus he had a wound vac for about two months. His January incision was not even fully healed when we went into the hospital last week. That’s over six months that Steven had an open wound. He was so sick and so weak that he almost could not walk when he came home the first time.
This time Steven was basically healthy when we checked in. And they had him up and walking the day after surgery, and three times a day after that. On the third day after surgery he had progressed to eating solid food, and we brought him home on Saturday, just five days after surgery. On Sunday, Father’s Day, we all drove to my oldest son’s house, about 35 miles away, and spent several hours there.
Steven is doing very well, to say the least. He still has some pain, of course, because the surgery he had was major (here’s a link for more info), but we are praising the Lord for His healing hand, and the blessing of finding a highly skilled surgeon.
The reason I was not able to bring out this episode until Wednesday is that I just had a lot of catching up to do when I was finally able to get behind my desk after spending the week at the hospital. Lord willing, we’ll be sailing right through until his third and final surgery in about 6 to 8 weeks. We’re told that that trip should only be about a three day stay.
The bills are still enormous, and the lovely lady LeeAnn is still out of work. Steven’s wonderful girlfriend, Tarynne, started a donations website, which you can visit, if you like, at StevenWebb.net/gofundme. Believe me, any amount is a help.
If the Lifespring! Family Audio Bible has been a blessing to you, would you pray about whether the Lord would have you make a gift? That would be awesome.
Well, until tomorrow, may God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.