Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Giving thanks... feeling peace

As the mother of an immuno-suppressed child, I have to admit this whole swine flu thing has been making me a bit nervous.  We've been watching it unfold, and can't help wondering how far it will spread, and how severe it will be.

This morning I woke up to the news of the first U.S. death due to the flu.  It was a 23 month old in Texas. 

Friends.... that hits close to home, in more ways that one.  

I cried.  I cried for that family, and I cried for mine.

It is tempting to let fear take over, and I admitted to God that I was scared.

And then I remembered all He has brought Alan through:

God has safely carried Alan (and our family) through surgery as a newborn, liver disease, transplant, pneumonia, and multiple sepsis episodes.  Those were are real and definite threats to Alan, and look at him today!

This flu is out there.  It is a risk.  And although there are many good precautions we can take, there are no guarantees.  But I 
know my God can handle it.  Whatever happens, His grace is sufficient.  Praise His name, I don't have to fear!

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. . . Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." Psalm 105:1 & 4


Michelle said...

I talked to my dad last night, and we discussed just this topic. I wondered if you were freaking out! I am praying, for you and for Alan, and your peace of mind, and for all those families who have already lost a precious one.

fairenuff said...

What a beautiful, beautiful photo of Alan. x

momtofivekids said...

What a beautiful boy you have! Thank you, Lord, for your peace!

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Jennifer said...

Such a that picture. Satan surely knows exactly what sets each one of us into a panic...only natural these latest news reports would affect you so much - and he knows it! God gives the victory, though.

Great reminder post!

Kara said...

You are so right. God will pull us through. Alan is growing up so fast, what a precious photo!