Last night Russ and I made a not-too-comfortable bed on the deck and went to sleep watching the meteor shower. It was beautiful, peaceful, and romantic – until the sprinklers came on at 2:00 AM and got the foot of our bed wet. We were too tired to move, and still pretty warm, so we stayed where we were. I woke early to the loud sounds of eagles and other birds flying over the beach, then slept, finally getting up at 8:00 when the tide was low and we could see people walking on the beach.
Dimples called yesterday morning and told us about the fun she is having on the camping trip. I posted a picture of her getting ready to go surfing on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page – she looks cute!
It is wonderful and perplexing that she is so happy with our friends. Intellectually, I understand it – emotionally, it is difficult. Our friend, Owen, gave a sermon on faith yesterday. While he was speaking about the faith of the Ethiopian church they serve, the entire sermon spoke to me about Dimples.
There were so many points that I scribbled down as quickly as I could, but one stands out. Owen taught that faith means our eyes are on God, not on our circumstances or ourselves. We do not need to become introspective, wondering whether we have enough faith, we need to “fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith…” Heb 12:2
I do not need to know how Dimples is going to be healed, I only need to know who is going to heal her.
While Russ and I do what we can to bring healing to her through the help of doctors, therapists, educators, and friends, our ultimate hope is in the healing power of Jesus who loves her even more than we do, who knows her mind, body, and soul, and can do more in one minute than we could ever accomplish in years of therapy.