“What!” exclaimed the king of Israel. “Has the Lord called us three kings together only to deliver us into the hands of Moab?” (2 Kings 3:10)

SUMMER HEAT rose from the dark pavement as the wind softly blew through the growing corn. Jade was going on a late evening walk through the country with her mom.

“Dan is never home anymore,” Jade began, struggling to hold back the tears. “Ever since the doctor confirmed Isaac’s diagnosis, he doesn’t want to talk to me and avoids being around Isaac.”

Jade’s mother put a reassuring arm around her daughter and gave her a squeeze. Jade felt better knowing her mom was close and was there to listen.

“I know that God can’t magically turn him into a ‘normal kid,’ but I have faith that our family is going to be okay,” she continued. “Dan refuses to see it. He has lost faith. We were supposed to go through this together, as a united front. But now I feel abandoned.”

“You know you are not alone,” her mother responded. “And Dan will come around.” Jade felt her anxiety lifting at her mother’s encouragement.

Amy Knepp is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and a stay-at-home mother of four children.

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