Wednesday, June 23, 2010

reasons

I want to point to the goodness of God in this post. I don't want you to read it and walk away thinking of anything other that how a Good Father gives good gifts to His children.

So last post i semi-updated you on our big little man's health. My sweet friend Lori as i was leaving her reminded me of the healing work God had done in her own sweet son's life. On my 4 minute drive home i felt like God posed the question "Have you prayed for me to heal Brennan?" Immediately thoughts ran through my mind: i have prayed you would give him health, make him feel better, that you would give me strength to get through this, but not for healing.
i did not grow up and still i do not surround myself with people who are quick to pray for healing. As a friend and i discussed the other day our minds tend to shift to what do I I I I need to DO DO DO DO, not what is God already doing and what  can HE do? I believe in a BIG God. I don't put anything past His ability. He created man from nothing, parted the Red Sea, made thousands of prophecies in the OT and then fulfilled them in the new. He made the lame to walk, blind to see, the leper clean..he raised Christ from the dead...he CAN do anything.
Soooo i asked Him to heal our son. If no doctor could identify or explain why he had been sick every 2 weeks for 6 months, God knew what it was and could "fix" it. 
Friends that night i lay in bed and prayed that God would heal him. At 5:30 the next morning our  8 oclock sleeper awoke saying "cereal, milk, spoon, bowl..please" hmm i thought must not have eaten enough dinner..i go to the kitchen, mind spinning fixing cheerios in the dark. As soon as he takes a bite he says "mmm good mommy. thank you mommy" did you hear that it was 5 :30? i watch him eat and he smiles up occasionally. He is not sniffing, coughing, whinning. He is not hot to the touch, no sign of rash, or fever. His eyes look refreshed, sparkly almost. Then it hit me. Then i started crying. God healed him. God, my big, amazing, compassionate God took my sweet boys pain and gave him health.
I have heard of "praise reports" i have heard of miracles taking place in friends' lives. I am aware the greatest miracle of all is Christs' life and death and power of it-how He took my sin and gave me His righteousness, but this was a new name for God in my little life book.
HEALER.