Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

1 in 5,000

What are the odds?

Chloe was recovering well the day after her colon resection. We were coloring, playing doctor and reading books.

I was so pleased. The little one went through such an ordeal with the obstruction. The obstruction occurred in the place where part of the colon was taken to add to her bladder to enlarge it. There was just a small band of scar tissue that formed and would not allow anything to pass after a small distance into the small intestine. The doctors had to take the section of colon out that was scarred and then manually squeeze the content of her bowels through the rest of her digestive track.

Can you imagine how sore you would be after that. However, little Chloe woke up the next morning with a few smiles for us.

So, you might all guess she is quickly getting back to herself and plotting how she can get in trouble here on TCH level 6.

We are again in that minority of 1 out of 5,000.

Chloe has another obstruction. Please pray with us that we do not have to go back to surgery. Everyone is keeping a close eye on her. All the nurses are eager to have Chloe as their patient. We are trusting God and have faith that we will be home this weekend.

Last night as Chloe was screaming in pain, burning with yet another fever and unable to sleep, I remembered my wish to be a Christian example to those here at the hospital. I cried out to God that I did not have in mind my child going through this much pain for us to be a Christian example to others. He quickly reminded me that He sent his Child through much more than mine was going through. I humbly stood corrected, asked for forgiveness and peace for my little one.

It is not all about me or my child. It is about His Child and I pray that all will take notice of the One we have received peace and salvation from and desire to follow Him also.

Hoping the odds are better than 1 in 5,000.

In His Name,

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