Thursday, July 02, 2009

Immeasurably More Than All We Ask or Imagine

Every once in a while, I witness a miracle. It happened again today.

Nearly a week and a half ago, one of my co-workers left work early. Angel was pregnant, but she had started bleeding. She went to the doctor. When the doctor saw the blood and tested her hormone levels, he told her that she was in the midst of a miscarriage at 12 weeks into the pregnancy. He gave her some information on dealing with the grieving process.

When I found out, I called my wife Janet. Immediately she e-mailed members of the Contact Church and the Jenks Church (our former congregation), requesting prayers for Angel as she was facing the loss of her child.

For a week, she grieved the loss of her baby.

Then she returned to the doctor's office for removal of her dead baby's body.

As the man was examining her with an ultrasound machine, Angel raised her head to look at the image. A little startled and confused at what she saw, she asked, "Did the baby just move?" He looked at her and said, "You saw that, too, huh?" HER BABY WAS ALIVE!

I had not seen Angel since she left work about 9 days ago. When I saw her this morning, I approached her to console her and to let her know that our Christian friends had been praying for her. To say the least, she surprised me with the news that her baby was still alive! She was now under the care of a specialist in the area of high risk pregnancies. Her doctors could not explain exactly what had happened since the blood and hormone levels indicated the death of the child, so they are taking no chances now.

Of course, I let Angel know that we had been praying for her. We had been praying that God would comfort her, but we had no idea that he would comfort her by preserving the life of the child we all thought had died. Sometimes God's answers to my prayers surprise me, but this was more than I could have imagined.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" (Ephesians 3:20-21).

4 comments:

Dusty Chris said...

WOW. Great Story. God is Good.

Terry said...

Thanks, Dusty Chris. You're right...God is good!

Christy said...

Praise God!

Terry said...

I agree, Christy!