By Margaret Estes
The day took an unexpected turn for Lawi but not before we enjoyed some relaxed fun together. While sharing a pita dipped in yogurt, we assembled some toys, took photos of ourselves with funny filters and practiced naming various foods in English. Lawi was quite proficient at counting in English. Lawi’s shy smile is enough to melt a hard heart. His calm and peaceful disposition belied the unfortunate news from the doctors earlier this week.
On this day, however, the doctors became more convinced throughout the day that Lawi would be able to return to the Jaffa house. He had changed out of his hospital clothes, and the doctor had begun the discharge papers. But Lawi began to suffer a massive headache some time after we left his side. The doctors were not willing to discharge him with this latest development. His father was dejected and discouraged, but nothing could be done. As we left the hospital, the plan for Lawi was to receive eye drops and visit the ophthalmologist in the evening for tests to look for possible causes of his headache.
I am reminded of the truths that:
“What is impossible with man is possible with God”! Luke 18:27
“Oh, Lord GOD! You have made the heavens and earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for you!” Jeremiah 32:17
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever.” Ephesians 3:20–21
Our merciful and mighty God is not hindered by the limitations of mankind despite all our medical knowledge and advancements. The bigger the mountain, the greater His glory when He moves it. And so we pray and hope in our God to move mountains for Lawi.
“May Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”