As I was reading through my bible tonight, I came across a few scriptures I had marked, back in July. These verses were from a devotion I did shortly after receiving the diagnosis of Baby Todd's heart condition. I remember coming across Psalms 139:14 several different times. This verse stuck, because it quickly became our theme verse.
"I praise You for I am fearfully, and wonderfully made"
What a blessing and encouragement it was to know that our son was created perfect in the image of our Heavenly Father. As we prayed and committed Baby Todd to Jesus, we were determined to give God the Glory, no matter what storm we would weather.
The first time we met with the Cardiologist, we were told that Baby Todd would never be able to play soccer or work on the farm. He would not play sports at all, and would probably end up having a "desk job" or something less physical. As devistating as it was to hear that, we knew that was God telling us He had bigger plans. We knew that Baby Todd was special and that God was preparing us for something. At one point I said that Baby Todd will be the next Billy Graham. He will minister to people in ways we would never understand, and touch lives we will never know about. He will have an amazing testimony one day. Little did I know, that his testimony would be told through us.
My devotion, that day back in July, also led me to Jeremiah 1:5.
"Before I made you in your mother's womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
A peace came over me, as I read the verse tonight. I read the verse again, this time continuing through verse 8. Right then, I knew that we were exactly where God wanted us to be. Painful as it is at times, yet obedient to His call.
6. Then I said, "But Lord God, I don't know how to speak. I am only a boy."
7-8. But the Lord said to me, "Don't say, 'I am only a boy.' You must go everywhere I send you, and you must say everything I tell you to say. Don't be afraid of anyone, because I am with you to protect you," says the Lord.