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A word from Kristen

Posted by Tim :: Family News

God has come through once again!
We have needed a new hearing aid for Wayne for over a year. However, it would cost nearly $1000 to get it. So I started checking the internet for places that might offer financial aid to hearing impaired kids. I found many and applied to one where we were able to meet all the requirements called the HIKE (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment) Fund.
HIKE is a philanthropic project of the International Order of Job’s Daughters which is affiliated with the Freemasons. We were informed about a month ago that we were approved to receive the financial aid. Today, at 5pm, a coordinator and her husband stopped by to give us a check for $1009!! This will cover Wayne’s hearing aid along with doctors visits…

This is such a wonderful gift, and it's also been huge to me personally. For those that know me, I don’t get emotional very often, but this really hit me. I even started to cry- more than once!
I know God is good- intellectually, in my mind. But experientially I sometimes don’t see this and doubt the truth in my heart. I believe the lie that God is not good and doesn’t care. Even though I would say ‘God is good’, that’s not what I really believe, because the way I react to my circumstances does not show that.
The truth is that God is good. He was good when Wayne was born with birth defects, He was good when Wayne went through many surgeries before his first birthday, He is good now when the car won’t start, He is good when the computer crashes, or when our home insurance gets dropped because we have a dog (you know how vicious Duke is... NOT!).
It really is true- whether I believe it or not. He never changes and I want to believe that in my heart not just in my head. (A lot of this I have been reading about in the book ‘Waking the Dead’ by John Aldridge)


that's awesome!

Posted by: nate at August 28, 2005 04:19 PM

That made my night Kristen! Thank you for sharing! Praise God!

Posted by: Dana at August 28, 2005 09:05 PM

Thanks for sharing this awesome story :) I should call my great-aunt who is a part of the IOJD (for better or worse) and encourage her with that story.

Posted by: Matt at August 29, 2005 08:46 AM

What a Blessing! It is encouraging to read. I rejoice with you all, gramma Elaine

Posted by: elaine at August 29, 2005 04:53 PM
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