According to my previous plans I was supposed to fly back to Oregon yesterday. But my family here still need quite a bit of help, and I am one of the few people who Jason asks for. So I adjusted my plans and I am now to remain here for an indefinite period of time. So all my days and many of my nights are spent at the hospital. But I am so grateful to have this opportunity to be useful to my family.
My uncle and I went out for sushi the other afternoon. I'm quite a fan of sushi, but most of my sushi experience thus far involved rolls. But on this day I tried salmon. And ach! It was SO yummy! I wonder how difficult it would be to make sushi at home... Anyone ever done it?
Since I'm going to be here for quite a while I got in touch with the local RUF (Reformed University Fellowship). They have a pretty big group here and I've met some very cool people through this. On Thursday I went to the RUF meeting downtown and we sang O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go. I find the lyrics quite comforting, especially the third verse. Enjoy.
O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
O Light that foll'west all my way,
I yield my flick'ring torch to Thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine's blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.
O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow thru the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.
O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life's glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.