Beth and Tony Stoddard and I were at the hospital late last night, along with many other good friends of Bob - many of them were from PCC. All of the Pino's children were there, some grandchildren, Bob's sister...it was a big crowd. How fitting for Bob, huh?
When I walked in, everyone was singing together.
"Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. There's just something about that name!" It was heavenly, to tell you the truth.
Before I left, I had the privilege to pray with everyone as we gathered around Bob's bed...the circle was 3 people deep in some places. God was tangibly present as we poured ourselves out to Him again.
This morning, as far as I know, Bob is still with us. But time is very short now, it seems. Please continue to pray for the Pino family. Keep an eye out on CaringBridge and Facebook for more updates. You might also check out Beth's post about last night on her blog at http://graceeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/02/soon-and-very-soon.html.