|Ephesians 3:20 God can do anything, you know- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!|
She wasn't kidding about it being overwhelming and scary looking. There were so many machines and monitors in the room that I could barely see Christopher, but I could hear him. He wasn't crying. He was kind of cooing, and kicking his little legs in the air. When his eyes met mine they lit up like fireworks on the Fourth of July. He recognized me instantly with a look that said "mommy, pick me up and hold me!" He actually looked peaceful, but how could that be after all he had been through?
Then came the "wet blanket." The surgeon reminded me that despite Christopher's obvious high spirits, his life was still in danger. He had a raging infection and a huge open incision that both needed to heal. It was going to be touch and go for awhile. He needed time, rest, and antibiotics.
I told him that I understood his concerns, but I was already doing victory laps in my mind. What I was really thinking was how thankful I was that God had brought Christopher through it all. He had made Christopher really strong. How could such a tiny, sick infant ever make it through something as terrible as this? It was God! He had guided the surgeon's hands and blessed Christopher with His healing grace! My heart was leaping for joy inside my chest. Christopher was "alive and kicking!"
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can pray like this:
|"Alive and kicking" on the swings!|
|"Alive and driving" the boat!|