Hope is a certain positive expectation of good for the future. And I'm watching Kim and Jordan though the sliding doors in the hot tub right now choosing Hope. After spending the morning in bed, Jordan made his way downstairs to our hot tub where his mobility is less impeded. I was thinking back to the last time I saw Jordan walk. It was the beginning of May on our family vacation. While it was more of a hobble, he moved independently on his feet. Early last week was the last time he used his crutches. He has been crawling and moving about on office chairs that we propel him with. Although getting in and out is not without its hazards, Jordan's freedom in the water makes it worth it.
And here is where our help comes from:
"1 I lift up my eyes to the hills (when he is in the hot tub, the view of the hills are just behind his head) -- where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more. (Psalms 121:3-8 NIV)
Last week, after a flash rain, we discovered water seeping through the baseboards of our downstairs guest bathroom. Apparently a drainage pipe was blocked and the rain flooded underneath the foundation beneath our front door. Somehow - like the stolen truck - it just didn't faze us in light of Jordan's suffering. Steve, the disaster clean up expert, met with Kim this morning to tell him that insurance will cover it and our deductible has been covered as well. Will I ever not cry in the face of kindness? Every time, when we stumble, Father puts someone in our path to lift us up - an email, a phone call, a prayer, a card. We experience favour on every side. It is Jordan's turn to experience favour in his body... today.