Facebook page. It amazes me how a picture can say so much. I think that is why I love to take them. You can capture so much with just one click of the finger.
My picture today is one of my precious Abby, boogie boarding in the ocean. When this child was three years old, she was having sometimes 30+ seizures a day, could not walk anymore, could not talk anymore, and could not even hold her head up.
The above picture captures the Almighty mercy, grace, healing, love and generous power of the living God. And it fills me with joy.
It was during this time that my prayer was something like this:
"Lord, please, I beg you... just give her one thing. Bring healing in one area. Please give her the ability to walk and play again. If you allow her to walk again, I will accept never hearing her voice again. I will teach her sign language and that will be enough. And if she can't walk again, then please let her talk and communicate again... let me hear her say, "I love you," again. Let me hear her sing again. And if she can talk and communicate and laugh and sing again... then I will push her in a wheelchair and carry her to the bathtub for the rest of her life... that will be enough. Just one Lord... just one."
How generous God has been to this child... to this mama... to this family. Abby sings, laughs, talks, reads, whines (lol), runs, scooters, rides a bike, swims, boogie boards, jumps, plays basketball and dances. And I was asking for one... just one.
This is beautiful. This is His presence. And I am flooded and overwhelmed with gratitude today.
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20,21~
"How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light." Psalm 36:7-9~