I guess last night's post wasn't my best, but after all these years, and all these posts, it was just a matter of time before I wrote something that everyone didn't wholeheartedly embrace! I thought the "miracle mile" concept was pretty cool, and I certainly think that it applies to Devo! He consciously makes the choice every day to go in the standup and to get therapy, even though he doesn't get to experience the "up" side of his toils, with a little physical progress! This kid is operating on faith, friends, with us all doing the cheering and supporting! He can hear us tell him how well he is doing from now until eternity, but without results, what makes us think that he believes us? HE TRUSTS THAT JESUS IS GOING TO HEAL HIM, REGARDLESS OF HIS IMMEDIATE PROGRESS! And he believes it enough to keep working and going the extra mile! He shows no sign that his efforts are frustrating him, and shows no sign that his faith is dwindling! To the contrary, his faith grows daily, making me believe that he's kind of encouraged by his own work ethic! Relating his efforts to a golfer, it would be like hitting balls on the range for three years, without ever getting any better! What would keep you motivated enough to go the extra mile? There are no promises in golf, you don't get to pray and like magic, your game gets better! But those who believe have some help! We all have help of the supernatural kind! We can pray, AND THINGS DO GET BETTER! And the help upon which we employ comes with a promise! No wonder we have so much hope! No wonder Devo keeps going the extra mile! He knows what Jesus has promised, and he will do ANYTHING to get there! And so should we! Goodnight and God bless! Dana
p.s. Devo never complained much when he didn't get results with his golf game, he just practiced more and kept at it! Why would we think he'd be any different now? The kids a fighter! Thank you Lord!