It has been a week since George’s surgery, but his voice has not been improved; actually got worse.
He is a pastor, whose job is dominantly speaking in public.
Without voice, he had to cancel speaking events such as worship services and Bible classes one after another.
I went with George as he visited church members at hospitals.
They showed big smiles seeing George, but immediately noticed that he didn’t have the voice.
“Are you ok?” they asked.
George tried his best to continue the conversations, but his efforts were quickly cloaked by the sounds of TVs and machines next to the beds and didn’t reach to the ears.
Though his visits and prayers were appreciated, instead of him, I had to repeat his words.
While George’s doctor told us that the next option would be moving the vocal cords to the center, my sister in Japan sent me a video of a man whose raspy voice was completely cured by that surgery.
(In this video, the pre-operation voice and the post-operation voice are compared.)
It may be still possible to fix George’s voice.
I was encouraged.
“ But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”-Isaiah 40:31
Holding on God’s words, we endure.