1. Growing well physically – Sometimes we take eating, crawling/walking/running and sleeping for granted!
2. Joyful child – Well-adjusted, being capable of loving and be loved
3. Education – for those of us in Singapore, (in fact many developed nations), getting the child to a higher-ranked grade school, high school and college
4. Career, marriage and happy life
Not all matters can be fully controlled by parents, we can only try our best and hope. Many of these ‘hope’ have a tangible feel, for instance, parents learn about nutrition, provide support for emotional development and do all that we can to volunteer for primary school. Sadly, for some parents, the hope of better beautiful skin for their children can feel like grasping at straws as whatever they do, the skin continues to be red and inflamed. It may even feel like hoping in blindness, not knowing what we can do differently, and hoping that our child’s skin will improve or placing hope in a miracle cure that we do not know.
Fortunately, in Jesus, our hope is never blind. The bible has been ‘tried and tested’ and proven correct. Jesus himself had appeared (resurrected) and showed himself tangible by even asking Thomas to place his hand on Jesus’ body. God is real and Christianity is not blind faith. I pray that eczema families have hope daily for better skin, better sleep, better quality of life and also that we place our hope in God.
John 20:24-29: Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
God, thank you for giving us Jesus and the bible. Our faith is based on solid rock. Help eczema families to always have hope for better quality of life, with improving eczema.
Hope in Jesus is not Blind