I really should have had more faith! We have had a very encouraging outcome in the case of the little boy who was the subject of last night’s blog. You may remember that we were not very optimistic about his chances of receiving any kind of examination or treatment until Monday and that we, (and the doctor who was treating him), were worried about his condition.
Last night we decided that Ian and Hilda would make an early start this morning to the closest hospital to us to see what could be done for the lad. As they were preparing to go Hilda managed to get through to the doctor at the hospital treating the child, and found out that he had, despite all of our worst fears, been operated on at midnight and seemed to be making good progress. You can probably imagine the sense of relief and celebration at hearing this news.
I guess prayer is a hard enough thing to get your head round if you do believe in God. It’s certainly hard to explain to people who are sceptical about faith. As a Christian I believe in the power of praying and pray very regularly, (about all sorts of things). Last night we prayed about the little boy’s situation – specifically praying for the problem to be sorted out. While we slept our prayer was answered. It’s easy to say that the boy was delivered from his situation by a caring doctor and an efficient and timely surgical procedure, (which he was). Experience, however, suggests that the treatment the child received was little short of miraculous – especially given the very poor picture painted by the doctor in the hospital yesterday afternoon. Believe it or not. It could be a coincidence. I do know that when I don’t pray the coincidences don’t happen. I’m going to continue praying and thanking God for answers to prayer. I really take encouragement from the good result we have had today.