Monday, October 15, 2012

what joy

You made a way when there was no way
You covered heaviness with garments of praise
You wrote a song and You're singing it over me
i feel a dead heart beating now
this revelation makes me wanna shout
that Jesus has been sent
and everything is different
You turn ashes into beauty
You are for me
not against me now
You found me somehow
You turn mourning into dancing
You turn weeping into a joyful noise
oh rejoice!

{everything is different shane & shane}

this day is the most miraculous day i've lived yet.  my friend just said to me,  "you have your best friend back".   and that's exactly what i'm celebrating.  and as with each new step during this process, even the ones that have me soaring, new fears arise in my heart.  but, today, they will have no place.  i will declare right now that as far as my concerns for the future, God will surely be enough.  my heart can rest in that tonight, because i'll allow nothing to steal the joy God's freely poured out on us today.

so, yes, today.  i came in today normal time (which has tended to be his sleepiest/most sedated time of the day lately) and expected to see the same person i saw yesterday.  i didn't see the same person.  

the person i met today smiled when i came in.  

we ended up spending over four hours in "conversation" (meaning me trying to create "yes" or "no" questions that he can answer with a nod or shake).  

when i asked the one i've been longing for if i could give him a kiss, he right away pursed his lips to give me one.  

we had hard conversations about what happened.  

we cried together.  

i held him.  

and when i would quiet, and ask if he wanted to to keep talking, i would see a yes.  

leaping heart. 

highest thanks and glory alone to Jesus.  
yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!  what joy!  psalm 126:3

i am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world.  is anything too hard for me?  jeremiah 32:27


  1. Amazing. You have me in tears of joy Lindsay, so happy for you! Thank you, thank you Jesus!

  2. Lindsay,
    I am overwhelmed with joy and praise! I have been reminded of the huge blessing of just conversing with my husband each day. You and Kenny have endured such pain and weakness. But Jesus is your all in all. I'm reminded of the song,
    "And I hear the Saviour say 'Thy strength indeed is small. Child of weakness, watch and pray, find in me thine all in all'. Oh praise the One who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead!"
    Praise God for this huge step on the journey of healing. We will continue to lift you both up and ask for strength in our All in All!!

  3. Oh my sweet daughter, we have cried ourselves to sleep, We have stared with cold fear into the future, we have trusted God for the impossible - and today I hear your joy from a place I've never seen before. You've seen a piece of your man that we had no guarantees we'd see again - continue to hold tight to him, hold tight to the "us" you've never known, and hold tight to our God & SAVIOR.

  4. Praise God. We are all seeing the power of prayer!
    The Eaton Family