Monday, March 21, 2011

For Real

Over at Beth Moore's blog today she posed a question and asked us to comment. Read it for yourself, if you have a moment, but the shortened version is: What testimony would you share to someone who didn't believe in Christ, or was new to believing in Christ about a time when you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is REAL.

Below is the comment I posted. As my typed words appeared on the computer screen before me, fresh tears of gratefulness streamed down my face...

So many…but the most recent one: when my son was born last year. I had spent a lot of my pregnancy terrified that I would lose one or both of my babies (we were expecting twins!) if not during pregnancy, then at delivery. My labor was lonnnggg and got VERY intense at the end. When my son finally came out (he was first), he was blue and did not make a single noise. My very worst fear.

Everything in the room, all the evidence before me, said PANIC.

And yet, I did not.

Because at the first sight of him, as I noticed these things, God said “wait” to my heart. “Just wait”. It was accompanied by the most calm and serene feeling I have ever felt.

THAT is not of me. THAT is God.

A moment later, from a far away corner where the nurses had rushed him, my son’s cry filled both the room and my heart, followed shortly after by his sister’s.

Thanks be to God, for He is real, and He is good.


Heather said...

Awesome! Powerful! Humbling! Thanks be to God for all he makes happen!

Aunt Carol said...


Vanessa's Dad said...

His is the Creator of the Heavens and the earth, and He has your best interests in mind. You are His miracle. You are the Apple of His eye. He will take care of you, and your babies.

For me, too, there are many moments, including the one I mentioned recently about your healing, Kendra. One day you are IGA Absent... a "Bubble Girl" for life. The next, you are a healed. Thank you, Jesus.