Beginning and ending with hope

Today started as a day of hope, as doctors at Hadassah Medical Center took Malek to surgery in hopes of extending his life. It was very satisfying for me to be there with his grandmother:

It was especially important to be there when doctors came out to inform the grandma that Malek’s tiny heart was not able to survive the surgery, and to wait by her side until an ambulance returned them both to Gaza.

We believe Malek’s family knows their baby was valued and loved by God and by others, and that everything possible was done for him. And we end the day still with hope in the resurrection. Love never fails.