Sunday, January 30, 2011

"the work of God"

John 9:3
"Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor  his
 parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."

I have been blessed to see the works of God displayed in my son's life constantly.
I think all to often I take these precious moments for granted.
What an amazing and loving Heavenly Father we
have that is a constant companion in this earthly journey.

Today as I was reading these verses in John, I always turn to these
verses when I am feeling down or discouraged, and every time I take
something new and beautiful away from them.

I thought back to the day that my baby was born and shortly after finding out that he was blind.
I remember how heart broken I was at the thought that my son might not ever be able to see.
We were blessed with wonderful doctors and through their
hands God's miracles were provided.

I will never forget the day......
Bubba was six months old and had three eye surgeries to try to save his vision.

I put this tiny contact into my tiny baby's eye
{after many attempts and tears}
 and then it happened....
my baby saw his mommy for the very first time.
I cried..... oh, did I cry!
I was lucky enough to have my mother in law there with me
 and she captured the moment for me to treasure forever.

I will never forget being told that because of the demyelination
 of Bubba's brain he had become profoundly deaf.
My heart broke again for him.
I felt as though he had been through enough and
why must he endure one more trial.
Then again I was able to witness first hand the works of God displayed in my son's life.
He was blessed with the ability to hear his sweet
 sister's voice because of this wonderful gift from God.

Over and over again I have been blessed with many testimony building experiences of God's love for his children. Bubba has not been placed in this body, with these challenges because of sin, lack of faith, or because of his parents. However, he has been placed in this body with these challenges so that he could be a constant reminder of God's unwavering love for his children. I feel blessed that God trusted me with such a choice and wonderful little child to care for. I am grateful to be able to see these amazing miracles in my life. Yes, some days are hard BUT some days are miracles.


Rachel said...

Hey now... that's MY verse! :)

Oh girlie - I had no idea about the miracles with Bubba's vision! I am so very grateful for that gift! And for his hearing (even if he isn't fond of hearing aids sometimes, hee hee), what a blessing to live now, when this is even possible!

God bless you my friend - you know firsthand how very much our Heavenly Father loves us beyond measure!

Alisa said...

Absolutely beautiful story. Thank you for letting us into some of your most intimate moments. He is such a blessing in a lot of people's lives, many of which he will never know because we are scattered all over! You are an amazing woman. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Mandy said...

I know I may be slow, but didn't know how slow :) But I am not the best scriptorian, I came across those verses a few weeks ago and it hit me in a way, no other scripture ever. I too am grateful for the outward expression of God's love daily in my life as well.

Rochelleht said...

Well, I could have written all this myself. Not the same miracles, but miracles just the same.

Loved this!

Amanda Devlin said...

This brought tears to my eyes! These little angels are here to help us and make us smile. Makes me grateful that I have a special little sister.

Simply Sara said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

so thankful for the miracles in sweet collin's life.
and so very thankful for you, my friend. you continually inspire and encourage me!