Like a Boomerang
My daughters have a new favorite song right now called “Boomerang.” (It is a little embarrassing to admit that I know the song, because a 15 year-old punk rock girl named Jo Jo sings it.) There is a line repeated in the song that says, “I don't really care what they may say, Imma come back like a Boomerang.”
When I returned home after visiting an awake, lucid, and 100% herself Kristina Buckley in the hospital, this song was blaring. As I heard that line, I immediately smiled deeply and thought, “This is Kristina’s new theme song.”
For three days I heard doctors, nurses, family members, and my own mind say that Kristina’s life was over. Her heart stopped two different times and there was no chance her brain could have received enough oxygen during the 16-minute and then 8-minute periods of CPR. Even if she did make it, her mind would not.
The grieving process had already begun in our souls. However, somewhere during those horrific moments of CPR, Kristina and Jesus decided it was not over. They decided it was time for her to come back like a boomerang.
I know God’s goodness doesn't hang in the balance of whether we get the things that we want or not; but I'm thankful that there are moments in this convoluted life when His goodnes is displayed with miraculous provision and glorious comeback stories.
Last Sunday I was approached by three different doctors in our church who told me that there is no way for a person to have normal brain function after 16 minutes of CPR without an absolute, bona fide miracle. Once again the words ring true of Kristina’s story, “I don't really care what they may say, Imma come back like a boomerang.”
So, today I am rejoicing. Kristina is not out of the hospital, and she's definitely not out of the out of the woods, so to speak. There are still a few things that need to be done in order for her heart to be stable enough to go home and begin her new stage of life. So, please keep praying.
I know we don’t always get comeback stories in this life, but the promise of Acts 3:21 is that, at the appointed time, Jesus Himself is going to usher in the greatest comeback story the world has ever known: the time when Jesus restores everything. Jesus came back from the grave and He promised to come back from heaven to right every wrong.
This Sunday join us as we look at Daniel 8 and see more visions, in order to gain more understanding, in order to be filled with more hope.
For those of you who don’t know who Kristina is or aren’t aware of what she is going through, you can get filled in here if you like.