Tuesday, June 28, 2011
His name means "Friend" and he is to everyone he meets.
We are so blessed to have him for a son.
The story doesn't stop there though. Months later we were sitting in church ( not even our home church) and the speaker was teaching about how God is the God of our bodies and still heals today. They asked if anyone wanted to come up for healing and be prayed for. I thought, " that is so awesome, I completely believe God heals! I am totally healthy though." Then I felt a prompting that I was healthy except that my body was broken. I could not have babies safely. I went up front and I was prayed for and I felt like it was done. I don't know how to explain it besides that. We have now had four more beautiful babies with perfect healthy pregnancies. My last three have been born at home ( Perfect VBACs ).
On this day when God saved us from making such a choice we want to praise HIM for his mercy to us - 9 years later.
We would not have Bailey, Isabella, Titus or Hadassah.
We often will tell this story to our children and read Joshua 9. It talks of how the Israelites were tricked into a treaty with those that God told them not to have a treaty with - but the part that has always stood out to me " but they did not seek the Lord's counsel" vs14 . How easily it could have been so different! We believe it is by God's grace and faithfulness that we sought his counsel in the first place and that he made it obvious to us as well.
Thank you God!