Mom's bleeding has stopped. Her blood was too thin from the Warfarin medication. Her legs stiffened up while in the hospital. I took off work yesterday and my dad and I worked on her legs. I put hot compresses on her knee and then dad rubbed icy hot into her legs. I placed a bag of disposable underwear under her leg and asked her to relax her muscle. We tried slowly bending and she was in pain. We tried for about 20 minutes and then later we tried to get her into her wheelchair. We didn't quite make it. By then she was tuckered out.
You guys had prayed for my mom and I shared some things in the prayer forum. God heard your prayers.
I read the gospel of John to them up to chapter 5 I think. Several times I would pause and explain more about what I read. My mom never fell asleep once as I read. She listened carefully.
I had a chance to explain to them the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was glad when I read about Jesus saying that if we didn't eat His flesh and drink His blood we had no part in Him. The Lord helped me to explain to them how He wants to be in us, because the words He spoke was Spirit. If we did actually eat Him He would be in us, but He said, the words I speak are Spirit and life.
My mom later prayed and asked me to pray for her. She said out loud Jesus I love you, please take me home, I want to go home.
Maybe I will have more opportunities to read and pray with her before her time here is over. I feel really good about all that happened Thursday. The bible I read from is a big Catholic bible I bought for them about twenty something years ago.
God also allowed me to have wisdom in this. I usually throw away the Catholic mail they get. Much of it has pictures and adoration to Mary, and some have medals. My brother that lives with them saw that I had thrown away mail and he went looking through it. I said what are you looking for?
He reluctantly said, that letter with the medal. I saw the letter and the medal but I didn't throw it away, and it was the Lord that helped me with that. It would have tainted the things the Lord had accomplished earlier. What I did with the letter was put it under all the other mail so my mom would hopefully never see it.
To me, if my mom went home soon it would be good. She is very tired of struggling and now I am confident she is saved. If I get a chance I will tell her more about the Lord. If she can get back in the wheelchair she may go on for a while. My dad wants her to live, but he is not saved yet and is thinking that he doesn't want to live without her. It is hard for him to see the pain she is in and how hard it is for her to keep going.
Thank you for lifting up my mom.