Stillness under probing fingers. A visit to the hospital. An ultrasound. A baby in distress. Emergency c-section. Placenta separate from uterine wall. NICU. Tubes. Wires. Feeding tube. IV’s.
Prayer. And more prayer. A belief in miracles… in the God of the impossible.
These parents, facing incredible odds, chose to believe that God would heal their baby. Despite everything the doctors were saying, they chose to believe that God’s will is for healing.
MRI scans. Brain damage. Lots of it. Life support.
And through it all, more prayer, more supplication. On their knees, asking the God of all Creation to touch and heal their little one.
Doctors ask them to consider removing life support. They pray. They decide, amidst their pain, to trust God. They prepare themselves by asking about tissue and organ donation. A novel concept for a baby so young, they are told. They decide that if their baby Andrew dies, they will at least help someone else’s baby live.
More prayers cried, whispered, spoken…
Life support is removed.
And baby Andrew lives.
The feeding tube is removed.
Baby Andrew eats.
We met baby Andrew last weekend. What a privilege to come face to face with a miracle. They have been home for a few weeks and he has gained weight and is so far doing what newborns normally do.
And his parents continue to pray. To ask God in His great favour and mercy to heal their little one completely. But ultimately, to submit to His will, no matter what it means for Andrew. And for them.
Won’t you please lift up this family in prayer as well? Their faith in their heavenly Father is so palpable. They submit to God’s will. They understand that life might not be easy for them. But they still praise the Lord of the Universe. And they will need strength for the uncertain days ahead.
But through it all they trust.
Luke 18:27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
Mark 5:35-36, 40-42 “While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher any more?” Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” … After he had put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” Immediately the girl stood up and walked around…At this they were completely astonished…
Lord, your word says that you are God of the impossible. You healed in the past. You still heal today. We lift to you baby Andrew, and his faithful parents. We ask, Lord, for more miracles in this little one’s life. That his life might be a testament to who you are and what you are capable of! We praise you and thank you for miracles already done.