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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Answered Prayer

The Bible tells us in the book of James that "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." A lot of times we pray for people, who are sick and need healing, but never really see the answers to the prayers up close and personal. Yes, we see our prayers get answered, but not always in a tangible way. I guess what I am trying to say is, there are many sick people on my prayer list that need prayer. I always pray for these people, some of them I know, others I don't. I usually just get updates every week at bible study and either cross people off or add more to the list. About two months ago some dear friends of ours had a beautiful baby girl, Madelyn. Maddie struggled the first few weeks of her life. Our church group, family, friends, and everyone I knew was praying for this little girl and her family. Through God's grace, Madelyn is at home and doing great with her mommy and daddy. She still has a few issues, but they are getting worked out. I got to hold her today for the first time! As I was holding her, I couldn't help but stop and thank God for our ANSWERED PRAYERS!!! God is amazing! We don't always see the "fruits of our labor" up close like that, but to hold this precious child in my arms, knowing that it is by grace, is something I will never forget. It was truly a blessing to see her today. (and her mom and dad)

Is she not beautiful????

Stacy loved holding her just as much!

Smile for the camera....

Come on, give me one!

getting closer......

Don't get tired on us....we just want one smile....

There it is!!!! ;) Thanks Madelyn!!


We even got 2 smiles!!

Thanks Kathryn for sharing your miracle with us today!

Thank you Lord, for hearing my prayers!

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