A Day of Waiting

Somewhere between the tears and the laughter, the space between endless waits and the patient smile of an exhausted mother – somehow in the midst of all this you’ll find God’s peace.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

As my eyes met Nvin’s in the confusion and chaos of the busy paediatric ward, I was reminded of these beautiful words of Jesus. His peace is not like that of world; it does not depend on blue skies or still waters. It does not depend on external circumstances, but is given by our father in heaven. I felt that peace today as Nvin was rushed from 4th floor to 1st floor for a chest X-ray, back to 4th floor for a long wait, and was finally admitted to the hospital ahead of her catheterisation tomorrow. I felt that peace as she clung to her mother for security, reminded of my own constant need to cling to God. I felt that peace through every tear and fearful outburst, through every second waiting together.

My prayer is that both Nvin and her mother would know this peace that only God gives. My prayer is that God’s presence would surround them tomorrow and in the following days. Thank God for being there in every moment and everything he has brought Nvin through.