13 January, 2012

To which I need to be reminded:

The world is much bigger beyond my bubble and so many people are hurting and need prayer.

I want to share two blogs and a story with you today. The first is about a mom desperately needing peace and strength while her son fights for his life in immense pain.
EB ing a Mommy

The second, for a family who knew their daughter was going to be born with half a heart and had to say goodbye to her 11 days after the fact.
Joyful in Hope

I came upon these families/blogs a lot later than most, but it was such a powerful reminder to me and something I needed to read.

Lastly, I want to share something with you that most have probably read before, but it still leaves me with chills every times I do:
(True Story)

This is a story about a woman named Pam.
More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.
Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn't think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue.

While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher.

Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines. He also plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow.

The University of Florida’s star quarterback became the first sophomore in history to win college football’s highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His current role as quarterback of the Denver Broncos has provided an incredible platform for Christian witness. As a result, he is being called The Mile-High Messiah.

Tim’s notoriety and the family’s inspiring story have given Pam numerous opportunities to speak on behalf of women’s centers across the country. Pam Tebow believes that every little baby you save matters. I pray her tribe will increase!

For those that don't follow sports I challenge you to google Tim Tebow. That kid is doing some powerful stuff in football lately and he is giving every bit of glory to God.

I believe in miracles!

{There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein}

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the powerful reminder of God's miracles!! I have heard of Tim Tebow even with my little football interest but never knew his background.
    Love reading stories like this.


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