Healing and grieving
Zach’s healing continues. His face looks as though all is healing well. We thank the Lord for that and are glad to be free of complications. As his eye heals, he is beginning to open it more and more, which has brought us face to face with the reality of the loss. He is so precious and so beautiful!
Seeing Zachariah having lost his eye is is so difficult. In my opinion, no part of the of the body is so beautiful as the eye. Each eye God has designed in every person is like a jewel its setting. Zach will experience that loss so differently than we are now. Today we are the ones grieving. No doubt many of you are grieving too in your own ways–family, friends, people in our congregation. Grace and peace to you.
This morning Sarah and I spent some quiet time entering that grieving. It’s a process. Thank you for your ongoing prayers.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-5 ESV)
We are also very thankful for those who have helped our family this week. Meals, help with kids, and other loving actions are a testimony of your love. We’ve also received some postal mail from others with beautiful cards and heartfelt messages. In a digital age, that is correspondence we truly treasure.
Tim and Sarah