We have been privileged to feel some waves of emotion in the past month.
Firstly, a wave of gratefulness for our carer, Shirley and the medical team who quickly responded to a recent blood pressure episode Ariel had at home. He is a little slower than normal but has been recovering quite well.
Secondly, a wave of thankfulness for the many people from many different places who supported the purchase of Ariel’s adapted car.
Thirdly, a wave of amazement for the many friends, parents and teachers who volunteered and attended our fundraising movie night in September.
Fourthly, a wave of humility that we have passed another anniversary celebrating 6 years of life since Ariel’s spinal injury in 2012.
The biggest wave of emotion is one of sadness as we prepare to say goodbye to the people that we love in our church and local community; all of whom have ridden the wave of uncertainty with us since Ariel’s spinal injury.
Thank God for people’s capacity to give in so many ways
Thank God for the medical help Ariel receives
Pray for the busy technician who will need a few months to adapt Ariel’s new car
Pray for us to prepare to leave Sydney well, in about 12 weeks time – that we will show God’s love as we farewell people we love, and have energy for the many lists to get through in preparation for our life in Bega
I Corinthians 13:4-
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonour others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects. always trusts. always hopes, always perseveres.
-From Ariel’s sermon this morning