Philip returned to school this week. He still does have some swelling around his eye lid and the stitches have not dissolved yet. There are a few stitches around the ear implant as well. However, he has tolerated this first week back to school. He is extremely concerned that he will have to learn all the letters "in cursive" and he is now behind. :) How lovely to be in third grade again!
Philip is becoming more and more introspective. His questions are straightforward yet deep. Philip and Santhosh and myself were talking just after we had cleansed Philip's eye and put on the antibiotic ointment. It is not usually a painful cleaning, but this time he hurt a little. He asked us, "If there is nothing too hard for the Lord, then why do I have to have surgery?"
Well, I was pretty stunned, and could not respond. Santhosh told him that there are some things that are impossible for humans to do. The Bible tells us the things that are impossible with men, are possible with God. This is our hope and our peace. When the doctors told us that "there is no hope your baby will be born alive" we knew that there is nothing too hard for our God. Now when our spine doctor says there is no way Philip's back can be straightened even with surgery, we know that the things that are impossible with men are possible with our God.
I pray that you also know and find strength that the things that seem impossible to you are possible with God.