Thursday, September 11, 2008

Special Blessing

Tuesday, Aaron found a book left in his mailbox at church (where he works) from one of the Pastors wives. She left it for him to give to me ... the book is titled Sometimes Miracles Hide, Stirring Letters from those Who Discovered God's Blessings in a Special Child. by Bruce Carroll.

The book contains letters from families in response to a song by Bruce Carroll, Sometimes Miracles Hide. All the letters are similar in the sense that they found out midway through their pregnancy that things were not normal and all were encouraged to terminate. None chose that route. In addition to the letters, there are devotions and inspirational messages. Although emotional to read, again I feel the overwhelming sense that I am not alone.
I read the first letter, and it was so similar to the day that Aaron and I had our first ultra sound it was eire.

from the song:
God will wrap some blessings in disguise you may have to wait this lifetime to see with your eyes ... 'Cause sometimes miracles hide ....

God creates every child in His own image and that, if we let him, He'll bring triumph and joy out of every situation.

Even more amazing, I have only met the woman one time, and I am humbled to think that she thought to pass this wonderful little book on to Aaron, Jeremy and me. I look forward to reading more, and unpacking the blessings God has in store.

The book was earmarked for us to rad a specific page ...
Trusting Faith:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
** this was one of the scriptures read when Aaron and I were married and continues to be now of our life verses ... so powerful!
Part of the devotion: When we stop striving to "understand" and give in to trust, we will see that His mighty hand was at work all along in the thing we thought would crush us. Not only will we perceive a new reality, but we will rejoice in it.




I am always so amazed, blessed and thankful for how clearly God speaks to us in the middle of a trial. While we can't seem to understand the situation that we're in, somehow we understand God's love, grace, mercy, power, and presence in a whole new way. Praying for you all!

Go Mom Go said...



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