The blessings overflow

Despite a torrential downpour today, we were able to safely get Hur and her aunt to Sheba Hospital for another follow-up echo. Glory be to God, the results were very positive. Her surgery was succesful and she is recovering from her surgery well. She also seems to be gaining weight appropriately so the doctor told her caregiver that Hur no longer needs nutritional supplements. Some of her medications were also decreased to twice a day instead of three. Her next follow-up appointment has been scheduled for three-months from now.

Lord-willing Hur and her aunt will be able to join the other Gazan families in Bethlehem while they wait for Hur’s next appointment.

As we drove to the hospital today, we discussed how western culture commonly regards rain in a negative connotation; however, God has used rain in the Bible as a blessing to represent his faithfulness. In Joel 2:23 it says “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains because He is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains.”

So, we are grateful to the Lord and glad that He has given us both his blessing of rain and of good news for Hur.