Today is another day that I stand in awe of my Savior! We arrived at the hospital this morning for the scheduled C-section. I had so much fear in my heart for Alice and for being here in Belize instead of in an American hospital. I called my parents to have them pray with me and immediately I felt the peace of God.
The doctors decided to give Alice general anesthesia because of the circumstance. I was allowed to be in the operating room with her. They wanted me to wait to come in until they had her prepped and ready, but ended up coming for me because Alice was crying and scared. I came to her head and immediately started praying over her and just like with my parents praying over me, the peace of God came so quickly. She relaxed and they were able to put her to sleep.
After they cut her, they had a really hard time getting the baby out. This is due to the anesthesia because it makes the baby sleepy as well. When they finally got him out he was not breathing and limp. I immediately began to pray over him, calling forth life. I kept watching them as they gave him meds through his umbilical cord and began CPR. After 5 minutes I finally heard a cry! To God be the glory!
I have watched God all day as nurses and doctors have been pulling me aside to talk to me about Alice’s story. The anesthesiologist said to me, “you are good at what you do; I saw the love that you have for Alice and how she stopped crying as soon as you were by her side.” I told him, it was Jesus not me.
Alice’s baby will be adopted and with that there was such concern in my heart for Alice. As I was praying for her the Lord told me not to remove the baby from her, or to act as if he didn’t exist. He told me to let her hold him if she wants and to know that He is the one that heals her heart not the absence of seeing the baby. I see Him working and it touches my heart to know how precious my Jesus is.
So many of us have pain in our life and I think we go about our healing with what the world says to do. Today, know that Jesus is more than able to heal you, to bring you comfort and to make you whole again!
Love in Christ,