Today, I took Abed and his mother from Jerusalem to the Sheba Medical Center. We went to the eye clinic, where he received four diffrent types of eye-drops as a preparation for the check-up. Then we went to the untrasound room and also a doctor came to look at his eye.
While I was waiting for one nurse to finish the report, Abed’s mother was already going with another nurse to speak about the results with a doctor. I couldn’t find Abed’s mother immediately but she was already sitting there and crying. The result wasn’t good and probably there will be no real chance to fix his eye problem. This was also very sad for me and at the same time, it was difficult to give her comfort.
So I just waited and she made a few calls. After that, we drove back to Gaza. In the car, I had to think about this situation. I don’t have an answer why Abed‘s eye has to be like this, and I also can‘t change this. This morning I was watching a short video about the man Job in the Bible. I realized he also does not get an answer about the purpose of his suffering but he does receive comfort by God’s presence and sovereignty in the midst of his suffering.
This is our hope. Even if we don’t understand it, the Lord is still worthy of our trust and he can change everything if he wants. Please pray for Abed‘s family, that God will comfort them so that they can see he still has everything in his capable hands.