Today's marriage-related Miracle Monday is from Brother Kevin Murphy. As your Gospel Blog editor can personally attest, the inability to conceive a child with your beloved spouse is exquisitely painful, but it doesn't mean that God isn't in control. Read about His beautiful plan for the Murphys.
I pray this is an encouragement to anyone trying to have a child. My wife, Stacy, and I were trying so hard to have a child. It seemed like it wasn't going to happen. I thought perhaps it was due to the fact that I was much older than she (11 years). We certainly made it a matter of prayer as often as we found ourselves on our knees.
I'd gone to the doctor for an issue of concern. The doctor ordered a certain test, which would require me to go under sedation. One morning a few days before the scheduled procedure, my wife tearfully asked me to pray for a child to come forth, and she said she would pray that the test results would be good.
We knelt together that early morning and prayed. During the prayer, the Lord blessed me with a vision.
I saw a well that had a multitude of green vines growing out of it. I saw a thin fluorescent thread weaving in and out through these vines, and it ended at a golden ring. I was given the understanding that the Lord was going to bless us with a child.
We got up from prayer, and I shared my experience with Stacy, and then I went to work.
It was about an hour later when Stacy called me all emotional. I asked her what was wrong. Through the sobbing, I hear her say "I'm pregnant." She'd taken two at-home pregnancy tests, and they revealed that she was pregnant.
Nine months later, Elijah was born.
And yes, my procedure went well with absolutely no issues even though all previous indicators pointed to something wrong happening within my body.
Brothers and sisters, God answers every prayer perfectly — not always in the way we plan. I praise God for His love and gentle kindness towards His creation. God Bless all who believe in our Lord.
Miracles for November
Next month's Miracle Monday theme is death. Has God given you an experience to help you deal with the grief and loss that death brings? Often, God does His greatest work in the midst of our greatest pain. Can you say amen to that? If so, please tell us about it. You never know who out there needs to hear what you have to say.
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