New year started. It is 2016. Zarias was in hospital - although super fit to keep his lungs going, he is on morphine. Holidays at the beach did not work out as hoped for with their 1 year old son Alexander
I wrote in my diary:
"Die Opstanding is in my.
Dit borrel op die groot teologiese stry.
Wat ek nie meer kan vermy.
Wyl my broer so ernstig ly.
Waar is geloof? Is ek steeds so vol stof?
O God was my skoon dat ek U opstandingskrag in my kan toon."
Matthew 8:17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases."
In August 2013, he came to visit me in Thailand, and we had the most wonderful time. Experiencing this hot weather compared to cold Johannesburg weather in South Africa, made him write the following:
"Ek verstaan nou 10% hoe dit moet voel as jou hande en voette nie seer is 99% van die tyd nie. Dit is 9:00 en ek sit kaalvoet buite die huis !! Dis ongelooflik en ek voel baie happy vandag TRANSLATION "I understand 10% more, how it must feel, if a person's hands and feet are not in pain 99% of the time. It is 9am and I am barefoot outside the house. It is amazing and I feel incredibly happy"
He will most likely have to quit his wonderful job. I hope it will not happen but he needs to get off his feet. Please pray for wisdom for him.