August 10, 2011
Stephen and Susan had gone through a lot in the adoption process--ups and downs, worry, excitement, fear, and finally relief. When Abigail came, we passed her around, cuddled her, and marveled at her pretty black hair. Abigail means "father's joy" but the smiles on both of her parents faces were so big--it was one of those moments you want to pause forever.
Then, just a few days later, Abigail was admitted to Children's Hospital with a virus that threatened to complicate multiple functions and organs, including her lungs, heart, and kidneys. It's been over 10 days, and while Abigail's body has been fighting, she continues to need critical life-saving care...and lots of prayer.
In fact, Abigail needs a miracle. Please pray for her, and her family today.
I've been learning how hard it can be to pray for miracles. It's hard because doubt, fear, and frustration creep in so easily, and their noise distracts us from our conversation with God. But at the same time, I really think that all God wants from us is our trust when we pray. He can and does perform miracles. So today I'm going to fill my prayers for this family with hope and faith, knowing that even when some things seem impossible, God says that with him, all things are possible.