In that same camp where we met Cole, we had a hearing impaired camper with a cochlear implant as well as a hearing aid. As long as he could see your face, he could read your lips and all was fine. As part of our day, we show portions of a basketball movie directly related to life issues. The first day we got the video rolling and all went great. What we hadn't realized, though, was that Spencer had had some issues earlier in the day and had been embarrassed in some games and was hoping that something in day two would help heal the wounds. When we started the video on day two, subtitles appeared out of nowhere. What Spencer couldn't understand the day before, God took care of. We didn't put subtitles on there. There was no remote to the TV/DVD player. Subtitles simply showed up. That movie has been shown numerous times at numerous camps. Never, not one other time, have subtitles shown up. Not until one little boy, precious in God's sight, needed them to appear.
These are small lessons, and yet they are great lessons. Our very beings are intricately made and designed by a Creator that cares so deeply for us. It is often in simple little measures that we are reminded of His great love for us. I am learning to not take one single thing for granted...the gift of sight and the gift of hearing. And I'm thankful for the sweet kids along the way that serve as great reminders!