Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Jacob's Turning 4" by Guest Blogger Shona Baselice

In just a few days our youngest son will turn four and where excitement should be there is sadness.  I thought we’d be further along in this journey of Cerebral Palsy!  I thought God would have done more by now!

“Will we ever see him run Lord or wrestle with friends?  Hear him sing or tell jokes like his grandpa?  Will he always need leg braces, hand splints, and bath chairs?  Will You ever fix what’s broken in him?”

I know that God can heal him with one word or a touch.  I just don’t know if He will.  That’s hard for me to say.  Pain runs deep at the thought, but in the pain I hear my Lord speak.  He whispers His love and comfort over me and reminds me of a boy much like ours.

John 9:1-3
Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

Sadness begins to fade as salve is applied to this heart that just needed help to see.  It’s all for His glory, this road that we walk, being parents of a child with a disability.  It’s a platform upon which He is displayed with every tiny victory, and even with every failure.  Whether physical healing should come, whether it tarry, or whether it should not touch our precious boy this side of heaven - I know this road will not be easy…but what road worth walking ever is?

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Words cannot express how your faith has blessed my heart and so many others. Thank you for your transparency. YOU are shining for HIM!!!