Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Emmanuel, God with us...He surely is!!!
...He's in the sweet face of a tiny infant named Witt, who sleeps surrounded by scripture that his mom has prayed over him for months…a precious baby that has stolen all of our hearts and caused us to pause and consider our priorities.
...He’s in the smiles of Witt’s parents, Mel and Austan, who may be young but have walked this difficult path HEROICALLY in complete faith with a maturity well beyond their years.
...He's in our gracious friends and family who bring food, come to visit (many from out of town,) keep our kids so we can be at the hospital and on and on…but, He’s also in our friends and family who, although they can’t be with us, continue to pray for us daily...the value of that support is immeasurable.
...He’s in the waiting room of Texas Children’s Hospital...in Witt’s grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who join together in fellowship. He’s in the people we have just met there and had the privilege to pray for…His presence is unmistakable.

Last night, as I was back with Mel and Witt, in awe of the Works of His Hands, I realized a truth…as much as I’d like to think that I go down to the hospital to “be there” for my family, it is I who is being ministered to each and every time I enter those doors! Thank you, Mel and Austan, for sharing your sweet, sweet baby with all of us so that we may more clearly recognize our Emmanuel! I love you guys more than I can ever possibly express!!! ~Cheryl


trash talk said...

We are being ministered to as well. Thank you for allowing us to be witnesses to who is in total control over all. Thank you Lord for the love You give abundantly. Prayers to you and your family. Debbie & Danny

Sheryl said...

What beautiful words! Even though I have kept up with Witt and his family from a distance, the experience has touched me immeasurably. I have grown in my faith, my perspective on life has changed, and many of my priorities have been re-aligned. There are few times in life when we have true life-changing experiences and I can honestly say that this has been one for me. I check this blog daily for the updates and it has become part of my routine during my quiet time in the morning and at night. I am daily humbled by the power of our Savior. This is the verse that came to me this morning:

"The evyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love . . .We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you." Psalm 33:18-22
Thank you Lord for this precious family and for this wonderful opportunity to draw closer to you.

In Him,

Annette said...

I read this verse and just wanted to pass it along. we do serve and have a loving, gracious and healing God. He is indeed in everything!

John 9:1-3
1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him."