I hated that! As if this is not enough, for some reason, it was pouring heavily near my place. Why do I even blame the rain when it has nothing to do with the fever? I don't know.............
When most things are settled (clothes kept and folded, kids homework revised, laundry done,etc) I went to her room to pray for her. I know that this praying will work as it is not the first time. I just needed more faith and confidence that God will answer my prayers! I hate to see my daughter feeling miserable and unwell, lying on the bed with no appetite and restless.
So I conjure an image with sound of her chirpy voice and a picture of her happily wearing her new uniform to school. She gets excited with every small new thing (we adults can learn from her). The cough is gone, the fever is gone and things are back to normal. And if things are back to normal, she would be in school now with her friends.
My wife said she got up twice in the middle of the night to give her more water and apply the cool pad on her forehead. She was merely doing the outpicture of what I prayed for - the recovery of my daughter. The means , which is what my wife was doing was not planned or initiated by me but merely an enactment of my prayers. This the part that got many confused when I say pray for the end in mind and not be bothered with the means of achieving it. The means - the creative ways of achieving the end goals, leave that to God. He has many ways and uses different people and resources to help us get what we want. But we humans are often too stubborn and prefer to take things in our own control and meddle with God's works.
Thank you Lord for your blessing and unconditional love to my family. Your grace is sufficient for me!