(by Joanna Blanding)
Today is day 12.
Most things have stopped for us—work, going to the park, proper date nights, and getting groceries, among many other things.
There are things we’ve been doing now that we’ve never done before—eating at hospital restaurants, praying with people on video calls, and mastering the wearing of a surgical mask.
I woke up hopeful again today. It was the same case yesterday. Today is day two since the toughest day in the last 12 days. Perhaps, the toughest day ever in my life so far.
We are now hoping for the impossible. Without going much into the details of Mateo’s medical condition—this is, without doubt, a stand to believe in a miracle.
Why are we prolonging this agony? Why don’t we just let go? The doctors are just waiting for us to do so. But we choose to hang in there.
Mike and I are one in our decision, we have peace about it, we are not compromising our relationships in doing so, and most importantly, we are obeying God to do what we are doing right now.
To do what? To rebel against common medical sense? No. That’s not it. There are some pressures against our decision to hang in here. We are not disrespecting the very people who have been caring for Mateo. We love all the doctors and nurses. They have been doing a great job. We are just believing in something beyond science.
It might sound crazy for many people. It is absurd in the natural sense. But that’s what we have experienced in our life since believing in God of the supernatural. We want to give Him a chance to show us his supernatural act once again.
We will believe until God says "Stop." For now, it’s not what we think he’s told us to do. The battle is still on.
“But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” - Micah 7:7
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