“We can freeze that wart and it will be gone in no time!” the doctor told ten-year-old Cassie as he examined her leg.
She looked frightened. “Will it hurt?”
“You will feel a little sting. It’s not bad at all,” he assured her.
When the doctor left the room to get his tools, Cassie grabbed my hand. “I’m scared, Mom,” she whimpered.
Before I could respond, six-year-old brother Isaac started to talk. “There’s nothing to be scared of, Cassie. You will be fine. You need to be brave.” He reached out and patted her on the back.
I looked at Isaac and said, “That’s right, Isaac. And I’m going to have the doctor look at that wart on your shoulder next.”
Isaac gasped. Then he screamed, “No-o-o!”
You will best be able to comfort someone when you have experienced the same pain yourself.
“God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 MSG).