Thursday, December 09, 1999

The Handkercheif of God

Sometimes has wheels

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Each day was bathed in tears. Late in the second afternoon a woman came up to the registration table, clutching her daughter’s paperwork closely to her chest, fighting the cold wind, and bracing herself against the coming darkness. Her daughter had cerebral palsy and now at twenty-two had begun to refuse to eat, sustaining herself with only one piece of bread each day. The mother through tears explained her daughter’s reasoning “she says that she knows I have to carry her everywhere and she doesn’t want to gain any weight and be a heavier burden”. We all cried.

And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter… Matthew 15:22

The next day when mother and daughter arrived the joy on both of their faces when the daughter was fitted with her wheelchair, could not be contained nor described. The medical supplies and care that we take for granted literally meant life for this young girl.

As they went in to hear the gospel presentation, their smiles and thanks to God went before them and now roll along after them as well.

Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. Psalms 126:5-6