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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MIRACLES

Definition of MIRACLE

1
: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
2
: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
Miracles clearly reveal Jesus as sovereign over the forces of nature. But in his teaching that follows and the controversy it arouses, we discover that he is not merely one who works miracles within the realm of nature, nor merely a leader of God's people like Moses, but the source of eternal life itself... John (6:22-59).
SOVEREIGNTY and CONTROVERSY.....the two words that I feel completely covered with each and every day.

A child that "would never walk" could not walk fast enough this morning to her first day of preschool......miracle.
A child that has to take meds (many of them), tightens her little face up, swallows syringe after syringe full and as I explain that they are making her feel better, I also ask " do they taste THAT BAD?!" and she says with a smile..."no, it's ok mommy"...miracle
A child that sat limp for four years ran through my house this morning "i go to skoo... I go to skoo... I go to skoo"...miracle
Why do we experience so little of the reality of this promise (miracles) in the US? Possibly because we do not need it? Maybe we don't desire it? Maybe we are too distracted to even realize what we are missing?
I ask myself on a daily basis..."what if I had missed it? what If the blinders had NEVER been taken from my eyes and I had gone through my entire life MISSING the face of Christ in this DESPERATE way that I NEED Him?
What if I had missed it?"
As I type these words I feel joy yet such a heaviness in my heart. While there is SO much excitement that surrounds my "little miracle", there is sorrow that accompanies her situation. How can two emotions that are SO TOTALLY opposite go hand in hand? Only the sovereignty of Christ can wash away the sorrow with so much joy that you feel as though you might just BUST!
Well, here is just a little glimpse for you to share in the joy that I have felt ALL DAY LONG!
Josie Love's first day of preschool! (escorted by her BIG brothers..one older and one younger) this is a great pic for you to see how small Josie really is. She and Joshua (the one right beside her) are three months apart. Caleb (on the far left) is two years younger. (my sweet baby is HUGE...but still mama's baby!)




I am not sure why her little eyes are still so squinty...we go back to the eye doctor on Monday, so I will let you know what she says....





29 comments:

Kristi J said...

that's the cutest thing ever...love those baby dolls.....they are hurt me cute!!! :) kj

Susie Sanders said...

So precious! I could put her in my pocket and take her to Texas for a while! Thanks for sharing.
Susie Sanders

Jessa said...

Your kids are so cute! :) Love your new blog set-up!!

Carla said...

Oh my goodness!! They are all 3 just PRECIOUS!!!! Love the BIG GRINS!!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Oh Suzanne - daily miracles are all around us! PRAISE GOD for yours that is precious beyond words!

blessings from another mom who believes in MIRACLES!
jill

Charlie said...

Love Love LOVE these pics!!!

Sandi said...

Beautiful!

triplehmoms said...

Yep, that sweet girl is a walking billboard for God's miracles! And for your family to witness the miracles? How great!
Josie reminds me SO MUCH of the sweet one we are waiting to bring home from Guatemala. I can only imagine the transformation we will be able to witness too.

Meg said...

Oh my gosh, they could not be any cuter!

Andrea said...

I LOVE our God of miracles!!! He's truly amazing isn't He?!

Jill Funkhouser said...

Ohhh
I love it! They are all so sweet and their smiles are to die for! Love the new look too!

Jana said...

They are all so cute!! Thanks for reminding us to really see the miracles happening daily around us.

Polly said...

She's so adorable, thank you for sharing your stories!

missy said...

what a beautiful and powerful post. i may have written these exact words every time i have commented on your blog, but i always am so encouraged by the beauty i see in your journey. i also read of the pain and will pray for god to continue to strengthen you.

Family said...

She is blossoming under your gentle hand and HIS amazing grace!

Tracy said...

You're living a miracle!! The thing that has to take place before a miracle can occur is obedience! Thank you for your beautiful example sweet sister!

RaVae Erickson said...

Ah Suzanne,

Thank you for sharing an incredible story of miracles for all of us today. To be reminded that when we take the risks that will forever change our lives God's plans are so much bigger and better than we could have imagined. He is a God of miracles. The King of Controversy. And completely sovereign in it all. Praying those three will be forever friends as well as siblings!

We Are Family said...

I love this post. I can 'feel' the JOY you write about.

Tiffany said...

Oh, MELT my heart! What a precious gift she is! And what a true reflection she is of God's love, grace, sovereignty, goodness, etc etc. She is bursting with excitement in these photos and YOU have given her that life. Praise God for opening your minds, your hearts and your home to these beautiful kids. Josie Love is such an example to all of us of the power of love and prayer. Thank you for sharing her special day with us!

Laura said...

precious!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

LOVE the pics!!! So glad you didn't miss it....pray that everyone reading this- doesn't miss it either (including me). What a JOY & a MIRACLE!!!

The Stums said...

Um, what if you hadn't starting blogging??!! So grateful you do. Your family is absobloominglutely amazing!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness, Oh My Goodness...JL marching down the sidewalk with her backpack...Joshua loving on her...her sitting at her school table with her new friend...her precious squinty eyes....LOVE THIS POST!!! My heart is FULL FULL FULL!!!! amy drane

Sandy said...

I never would have imagined she would be going to preschool. This brings happy tears. Shes miracle by definition. Wish i was there to see it with my own eyes!

ShellyO said...

LOVE your precious family. Love this post. Praise God for His many miracles. I pray He'd take the blinders from all our eyes to let us see and experience Him in this way. Bless you!

B'sBabyFarm said...

I love everything you have to say. And I LOVE seeing those precious kids, they make me smile!!!

dgsandbjsmom said...

Miracles do happen here in the US. But you have to know what you are looking for. For those of us who do not live your lifestyle, who drive old beat up cars, live in small houses and can not dream of a vacation much less as many as your family goes on miracles do happen. A month ago my husband had no job, we did not know how we were going to pay for groceries much less the light bill and a month later he has a great new job, we have been able to give away a vehicle, buy and fix a newer, new to us van that is nicer than I ever thought I would ever have, stock the pantry and buy new clothes. Maybe miracles do not happen in your life but they so happen in mine.

Anonymous said...

I mean could they be any cuter?!?! Hope they all had a great day. After my Caleb's first day the teacher said "He's so sweet and well behaved!" then we got in the car and he had a complete meltdown. At least he saved it for me :) See you on Sunday! Julie J

lazzaralife.com said...

i just LOVE this!!! way to go josie... i can't believe THIS is the little girl I met at amani, 15 months ago, what a MIRACLE!!!

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