A few mornings ago at 3 am, Annie’s alarm on her food bag went off. A little background:
1. Annie gets her food through a tube in her stomach since her brain injury.
2. Annie doesn’t have enough stomach capacity to eat enough during the day to gain/maintain her weight. So,
3. Annie “eats” at night. (I eat at night too, but that’s another post.)
Now, the g-tube extension thing has a tendency to bend after we’ve used it for a few days. So when she rolls, or turns in her sleep, sometimes the tube bends onto itself. The food bag pump then senses that no food is getting through, so the alarm goes off. Really LOUD. At 3 am.
My job is to run into her room and shut it off before she wakes up. No, my fantasy is that I’ll run in and shut it off before she wakes up. Reality is that I stumble in before I can focus, and fumble around until I can shut the thing off, thereby increasing the chances that she may fall back asleep before waking up entirely. Last night was a good night. She fell back to sleep soon after. My adrenal system works fine, however, so I was wide awake. Thinking about being awake, and awakened and awakening...
Ever wonder why the Great Awakening in the 1740’s was called the Great Awakening?
Why are Revivals called revivals? What is it that needs to be revived?
Why do we have we a tendency toward spiritual lethargy or complacency?
How might He be trying to wake us up right now?
“Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:1