Recovering, slow but sure

Today at Sheba Medical Center, I saw the bright smile of Wasim’s mum when she walked into the waiting area. Behind her sat Wasim in a wheelchair, being pushed by a nurse. I ran over to greet them. This was my first time meeting Wasim so I introduced myself. I showed him a picture of co-worker Georgia and said that we were both here for his surgery day. He answered with the usual Arabic courtesies which apply when first meeting someone. It was so good to finally meet him. He is still healing, so please continue to pray for this precious boy.

It’s always hard to see children recovering after surgery, particularly if it was as long and hard as his was. But with older children, like teenagers, it is really very hard, because they are so aware of everything going on. His mother remains positive and is so devoted to Wasim. We are so thankful for them and for the care he is getting at Sheba.

Jana, one of the German Shevet volunteers who is back in Germany, sent me a song to give Wasim and his mum. I recognized her Jana’s voice immediately as I heard it many times leading worship while she was serving here. She was singing the blessing from Numbers 6, and now I will always associate it with this dear family:
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you”