I was checking Maggie Lee’s Caring Bridge page this morning and read the update from her father, John Henson. He wrote of coming back into the room at this morning after a cup of coffee in the hospital cafeteria.
For just that moment, I had forgotten that she is hooked up to what must be miles of wiring, tubes and drugs. It wasn’t registering in my sleepy head that she is in the hospital, in a Critical Care Unit where someone must tend to her minute by minute. It somehow escaped me that her body is at dis-ease and has been that way for almost two weeks now. I walked up to her and started to wake her like I’ve done so many times before, but that moment ended and I remembered where we were.
He goes on to express his hope and his prayer.
The gospels show Jesus with such power to look at those who sleep and awaken them with his love and those very words. “Rise up.”
I want the same for Maggie Lee as I look at her. And I know Jesus still says them.
Lord Jesus, speak your words of reveille to her. Call her out of this deep sleep.
Please follow the link and keep up with this wonderful family in their struggle for their loved one. The webpage has had more than 100,000 visitors over the last two weeks. Sign the guestbook and let the family know that you are with them.
(Maggie Lee Henson is one of the students from First Baptist Church in Shreveport who was injured in the terrible accident that took the life of fourteen year old Brandon Ugarte.Maggie is suffering from severe brain injury and is being treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.)