Sister Simon’s Saints

“Sister Simon’s Saints,” Friend, Apr. 1995, 39

Sister Simon’s Saints

Sister Simon’s Saints

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

1 Whoa! I’ll get sent down to the minors if you keep pounding my famous fast ball.

2 Dad, Sister Simon told us that Jesus blessed people who couldn’t walk, and they stood up and walked. You gave me a blessing after my accident. How come I wasn’t healed?

I don’t know why, Sweetheart. Heavenly Father could raise up everyone out of every wheelchair, but he has chosen not to. What I do know is that he loves you and will do what’s best for you.

3 But being healed, would be best for me. What could be wrong with running and jumping and being free of this chair?

I don’t know. But tell me—haven’t you gained anything from being in that chair?

4 Well, I guess my arms are stronger.

And so is your spirit. You’ve become a very brave young lady, and I’ve watched you develop great love and kindness for other people with problems. Would you really want to give up everything you’ve learned?

5 I guess not, but I really want to walk again.

You will, Cathlyn. Because of the resurrection, you’ll have a perfect body again someday, and you’ll also get to keep everything you’ve learned from being in this chair. I know it’s a long time to wait, but Heavenly Father will help you.

6 And in the meantime, I can already hit your famous fast ball.

True, but I’ve been working on a mystery curve.

I like solving mysteries.