sunday’s child – three months later

Born on Father’s Day, a dear friend’s grandchild was born with a heart condition discovered while he was still in his mother’s womb. My precious friend is going through such a heart-wrenching time right now, not knowing from one moment to the next if her three month old grandson is going to make it. They got the news that his little heart was not strong enough for the surgery he needs, and he was immediately placed on a heart transplant list yesterday. Through our tears, we pray for his healing, knowing full well what that would mean to get another baby’s heart. Oh, who can even go there, but thank the Lord, He is sovereign and knows each one of His children’s good, not so much what we want, but what we need. A fearful thing to lay something in the Hands of God, but that ironically isn’t even the option. We are powerless, but not without hope as we summon the Throne of Healing and all Power and ask with everything inside us to spare this tiny one, this brave one, this sweet child we have come to adore in these few short months.
Through her pain, I got her email last night. This is why I am so proud to even know this mighty woman of God. Listen to her heart’s trust through the tears:

Humanly speaking, our baby’s chances are very small right now, but God is the Master of this Universe and He can heal that baby, provide a heart for him, whatever it takes He can do it! Will He do it? I don’t know. While He is omnipotent and all powerful, He is also loving and if what we are asking is not in our best interests He will not grant it just because we ask it. …we don’t always know what is best for us, we just know what we want. He sees a bigger picture and His picture includes souls that need saving or souls that need more reliance on Him. So, I’m not sure what God’s will is for this child’s life, but I know that if he is going to get better God needs to intervene and I am praying that He will. If our baby lives, it will be because God ordained it so and may we give Him all the glory for it. If God takes him home to be with Him, then we will grieve, but not as those without hope, and may we still give God glory for the blessing and miracle this baby has been thus far. And glory that there will be a precious baby with a perfect heart waiting to re unite with us when we go home to be with the Lord. Oh, what a day that will be!

No matter what, just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Daniel’s friends who came out of the fire alive, she claims, Our God can save us, and even if He does not, we will not serve your idols.” Or Job’s faithful, “Yet will I trust Him.” That’s the kind of woman of faith I can only aspire to be. Though she is weak, she is strong in Him. So I ask you to lift up this dear family and their grandson for God’s magnificent intervention.

Update: After a long day with a heavy heart, I just got back online to read my friend’s email full of praise that God indeed has shown Himself mighty. It looks as though the baby is stronger than they thought and will be able to go through the second surgery that he needs on his heart. Please keep them all in your prayers for mighty miracles. For this family will sing His praises, no matter what, through at least these three generations. Praising Him this evening for such tender mercies in so many ways.

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.”

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and He hears me when I call

I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and He hears me when I call


8 thoughts on “sunday’s child – three months later

  1. Oh my goodness, I should have known my dear friend would call on her armies to pray for us. I am so sorry that I did not know this was here last week. As I read this today, tears just rolled down my face at the goodness of God’s people who will take the time to pray for strangers. Thank you dear sisters in Christ for your sweet uplifting and encouraging prayers for our baby Clifford and our family. God has worked miracle after miracle in our family since we even first heard of the baby’s condition before he was born. There can be no doubt that his life is in God’s hands and we must praise Him for this very life. No human can say it better than Oswald Chambers as quoted above…..”it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God”…..that is where it can be tough, but the one place it really matters the most.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear praying sisters and to you, Annette, my dearest friend. I love you all….God bless you for your faithfulness.


  2. Amen. Thank you. Please continue to pray. You all are mighty to pray and comfort. I will tell my friend to stop by here and see again how strangers, bound together by God’s Love, bear one another’s burdens. It reaches the deep places in this heart of mine!

  3. Dear Lord, I praise You that You are our Jehovah Rapha. I thank You that we can come boldly before the Throne of Grace with our petitions. Lord, I petition You on behalf of this family and this little one that You know so well. Lord, I pray for Your healing power to manifest and that You will sustain this life by Your grace. Lord, this family is committed to You no matter what for they know Who You are. I pray Your peace that passes all understanding cover them. I pray for their strength and the strength of the baby by the power of the Holy Spirit. I pray that You guard and protect them. I pray that You give the doctors and care givers wisdom that comes from You the Master Physician. In Jesus name, Amen.

  4. Annie I looked it up for you Oswald uses Mark 9:22 as his reference “If Thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.” Then he goes on to say “After every time of exaltation we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they are where it is neither beautiful nor poetic nor thrilling. The height of the mountain top is measured by the drab drudgery of the valley; but it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God.
    You emulated that yesterday.

  5. Oswald Chambers said we were made for the valleys not the mountain tops. You totally made the adjustment in one day, and with a song too.

  6. What a story! It would be nice if it were just a story… Your friend does not waiver in her faith! I will lift them all up in prayer tonight as my head hits the pillow!

    Praying for a miracle and God’s will for them!

    Much love, dear prayer warrior!
    Angie xoxo

    P.S. God showed up huge here in Michigan tonight! All went well! 🙂

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