We were learning about faith in church today.
Below is the definition of faith and the scripture we were studying.
(according to Merriam-Webster)
How can someone have hope when they have just been told that their child has a devastating medical diagnosis?
Faith in a God who we know is real even though we cannot see Him. Faith in His love, even though we are witnessing devastation.
I have hope because I have witnessed miracles. Every day that I see my own son, weak in body, limited in physical ability, with a strength in spirit beyond his years, and beyond his frail body.
His body is a shell that houses a great and powerful spirit. I have witnessed this, I have seen him grow weak after a surgery or illness, and I have seen that spirit of his shine through. I have seen him pale, with dark circles under his eyes and yet watch his joy for life and people shine through in his smile.
I know that God loves my son, that He holds him in His hands and comforts and strengthens him. I can't see God, but I see His hand and His strength in my son. I see His love shining pure in my son's face.
Faith equals Hope
Hope equals Strength
Strength equals Ability