Dear Praying Friend,
It’s been 2 weeks now since Fulton received a huge gift from his younger brother, Gene. The gift was athletic shoes from Fulton’s favorite football team, the University of Alabama. Once Fulton saw the shoes, he couldn’t stop smiling. It was such a joy to watch!
We left the nursing home, knowing Fulton would try them on soon. Not long after, one of the staff told me Fulton wasn’t able to wear the shoes because they were too small. Even though they hurt him, he still wanted to wear them and kicked at the nurse who was trying to take them off. When his younger brother found out about this, he sprang into action and ordered a much larger pair of the same Alabama shoes.
Yesterday, we received the new, larger shoes. I went to give them to Fulton a second time. He was excited all over again. The nurse put them on while I watched. She explained to me one of Fulton’s feet is twisted downward, making it hard to put a shoe on it.
I never knew it hurt him so much to wear shoes. For 8 years, someone else has had to put his shoes on him. But now he has his new bigger shoes and he’s happy.
My own son has a twisted foot and I didn’t understand the effects of it. It struck me, there are people all over the world carrying some kind of handicap…physically, emotionally, spiritually and no one else knows. I take comfort in the fact that God knows. I’m convinced He likes those Alabama shoes and so do I.
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13-14