Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my son Christian’s accident. There are so many thoughts swirling around in my head, it’s hard to focus on any one thing. I guess the main feeling I’d like to share is how thankful I am to God for everything He has done to bless us.
I know that God does things in His own way, and there are many times that we don’t understand why or how, or what will happen. But this much I have learned: God puts specific people in our lives at specific moments, to accomplish His Will.
As I’ve been learning over the past 2 years, Christian’s resuscitation & recovery were nothing ordinary according medical science. While some may choose to believe that it was just luck, I’ve known it was a miracle all along.
I am so thankful that God put the paramedics where they were at the specific time they were needed. I am thankful that He guided their hearts & hands to make the choices they did with their techniques & procedures used. I am thankful for all of the LifeMed crew that flew Christian to the hospital. I am thankful for all of the doctors & nurses for all of their hard work & dedication in helping my son, and so many others.
Most of all, I am thankful for a God that hears & answers prayers. My God still does miracles!
Christian has made a complete recovery from what was an impossible situation. But then, all things are possible with God.
“Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Unceasing prayer brings the glory of God down. That doesn’t mean you’re not doing anything else. It means that just as you are always physically breathing in and out as you go about your day, you should always be spiritually in a conversation with God. Always talking: “Yes, Lord;” and “See that, Father?” and “Help me, God,” and always, always in an attitude of thankfulness.
Prayer brings us into a closer relationship with God, which is exactly where we need to be.
Father, continue to stir me toward a consistent attitude of prayer so that my sensitivity to immediate and momentary times for prayer is increased. Help me not only to pray without ceasing but to jump to special invitations to pray. Thank You for drawing near to me as I draw near to You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.