A few weeks ago a close friend of mine, concerned for my sister’s paralysis, simply emailed me the name of an organization that specializes in aiding paralyzed individuals. Although my follow-up a bit slow, I called the suggested resource, on Elaine’s behalf, seeking additional information.
This week a kind representative from the Christopher Reeve Foundation called to give Elaine encouragement in her journey through quadriplegia. James, the foundation representative, also has lived as a quadriplegic. He offered Elaine both empathy and compassion through his gracious phone call.
At times God sends one who has experienced similar life circumstances to bring comfort and understanding to another. Although being Elaine’s brother and knowing her my entire life, I cannot put myself in her place to understand her life as a quadriplegic. Someone much better equipped for the task contacts her to offer needed support.
God has continued to amaze me! He used my out-of-state friend to inform me of a resource. I called the resource, and God made a valuable connection.
It so reminds me of a simple verse from 2 Corinthians 7:6-“Nevertheless God who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus.” Lord, please put a timely Titus into our path especially when we need Your comfort!