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« on: July 14, 2006, 10:28:14 PM »

Joseph, our 9 year old, came down sick a couple of Saturdays ago. Started out as a stomachache, nausea, and no appetite. As time progressed, pain increased. We initially thought it was a virus...one had been going around at the time. Karen, my wife, and I each said our private little prayers for healing for Joe.

Around about 9:30, Karen remembered some similar symptoms with the onset of her diabetes and she became concerned. She checked Joe's ketones and they were high...an indication of possible diabetes. We immediately went to our knees in prayer. We sought strength and confidence in God's sovereignty and mercy. Karen did what she could to comfort Joe with hopes that it was indeed a virus and it would pass but the pain continued to get worse. Joe slept fitfully. I stayed up till about 1 Sunday morning, Karen spelled me and I went to bed hoping to get enough sleep to successfully pull off the scheduled TV production that morning at our church (I am one of 2 producers for our church TV ministries). But...

Karen woke me at 2:30 and said she thought we should go straight to the emergency room because she thought it might be appendicitis. I quickly dressed and we loaded up poor Joe in the car and rushed to the hospital.

Ya know...God is so incredibly "in charge" and not one single solitary detail is overlooked. It is difficult at best to go to a strange place for help (We avoid the hospital every chance we get! LOL), but to turn one's child over to strangers, as it were, for help is really a challenge. You moms know exactly what I'm talking about without having to experience it. Well...God in His sovereignty, had already prepared the way. The nurse in charge of the ER was not just any nurse. She was someone from our church. And she was not just someone from our church, but one of our elder's daughters. Not only that, but she is a very dear friend whose brother is also on the production crew. Not only that, she was not too long ago one of Joe's teachers at church and he has a special place in his heart for this young lady. Words will never describe the huge weight that was lifted off our backs when we saw Mariah's face in that ER. We knew immediately that God was LARGE AND IN CHARGE and we could rest in Him.

Tests proved that appendicitis was the problem. By 9:15, it was all over. I did make it to the first (of 3) service and made production notes and left for my compatriot who graciously filled in for me for the production so I could hustle back to the hospital. The surgery, post surgery, and recovery went perfectly in the way that only God Himself could orchestrate.

He is indeed sovereign. He is indeed merciful. He is indeed God.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Amen and amen.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006, 12:24:51 AM »




Ya know...God is so incredibly "in charge" and not one single solitary detail is overlooked. from our church.  God was IS LARGE AND IN CHARGE and we could rest in Him.

Tests proved that appendicitis was the problem. By 9:15, it was all over. I did make it to the first (of 3) service and made production notes and left for my compatriot who graciously filled in for me for the production so I could hustle back to the hospital. The surgery, post surgery, and recovery went perfectly in the way that only God Himself could orchestrate.

He is indeed sovereign. He is indeed merciful. He is indeed God.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Amen and amen.

Amen brother, praise God.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 10:15:19 AM »

Amen Len!

This is wonderful news. I loved your description about how GOD was involved in this, and HE should be involved in all events in our lives. I was just thinking about raising my little ones, and I'm also thinking about praying for a new generation of little ones. We all have so much to give thanks for.

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 10:43:19 AM »

Amen Len. That is great news. It is wonderful to see people placing their children in the hands of God, praying for them.

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2006, 12:34:11 AM »

Ditto, what the last 3 posters said!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006, 10:40:53 AM »

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  AMEN... and the Holy fact that Mariah was there....this was truly one of those "AWSOME GOD" times!!!! 
 
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 10:47:20 AM »

I have to add one more thing that just 'spoke to my heart'.... God not only answered your prayer to take care of your boy.... but GOD went beyond that.... He made sure that you all felt secured, having Mariah there was an assurance from HIM to you!!! A peace of mind that ONLY comes from HIM!

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2006, 09:49:02 PM »

Yes, indeed. He is THE God of peace. There is no wonder that He has so many names. There is not one single solitary thing anywhere, anytime over which He is not sovereign.
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