I am writing this just before 10:00 P.M. on Monday, April 11. I am at Duke University Hospital with my husband, Jack.
Many of you already know that Jack will undergo open-heart surgery tomorrow, April 12. His nurse just came to tell us that she'll wake us at 4:00 A.M. tomorrow and we should expect to go to pre-op around 4:30-5:00 A.M. The scheduled start time for Jack's surgery is 7:00 A.M. The surgery will probably take six to eight hours.
I want to share with you a verse of scripture that a number of different people have commended to me as we face this ordeal tomorrow:
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).