The world stops a bit when illness invades. Priorities change and it can be “all hands on deck.” That’s how it has been for us since June began. That’s why I’ve gone AWOL from the blog temporarily.
June brought us a new little one, but with her birth came new joys coupled with new challenges. Thank you for praying with us for little Adalynn Joy. During her short life, she’s spent more time in the hospital than at home. She’s home now, and we believe all of that is behind her, but spending time in the Children’s Hospital gave me a greater appreciation for God’s mercy each time He brings a healthy child into the world.
Our little Adalynn is not critically ill, she is still undergoing additional testing, but she’s nursing and sleeping, she’s no longer hooked up to an IV, and she’s at home in her own bed now. But as we walked out those doors this week, I thought about the many little ones left behind, securely anchored in incubators and inserted with tubes and injections, and prayed over by mommas who are fearful and helpless.
Good health is not a “right” we earn, it isn’t something we deserve or can purchase—every breath and each healthy cell is supplied by our gracious Creator.
[box]The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth . . . he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place . . . In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:24–28).[/box]
For those of you that have prayed for our little one, thank you. For those who have little ones you are nursing back to health this day, let us pray for you. Let each of us pause and thank God for the mercy and grace He extends us with each healthy breath we receive from Him.
Do you have a little one we can pray for today?