Twenty-four years ago, my parents helped me recover from a debilitating muscle disorder that almost killed me (dermatomyositis). They were there for me in the darkest days of my life.
In particular, my dad was my advocate, coach, and trainer. I sit here today, in the very same hospital, watching as chemo zaps every ounce of strength from his body. Later today, I’ll try to help him take a walk around the hallways much like he did for me 24 years ago. (Meanwhile, at home, my mom is recovering nicely from knee replacement!)
Now, I don’t believe in karma or fate or paying it forward. I do believe in the sovereignty of God, however. I believe that “for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 ESV)
The fact that I’m even here today is testimony to God’s miraculous power. That I can be here to help my dad in his time of need is just how God works. He is Sovereign. All honor and glory to Jesus.