Monday, February 23, 2009

One more day

Hayden will be born tomorrow. Please keep him in your prayers. Prayers have blessed us through this pregnancy.

I have been doing a lot of reading and taken from the March 2009 publication of the Ensign titled "Come unto Him in Prayer and Faith", I would like to quote a part about the power of faith and prayer.

"By trusting in God with faith, nothing wavering we can call to our rescue His mighty power. His call to us is as it has ever been: "Come unto me."

It was by faith, nothing wavering, that the brother of Jared saw the finger of God touch the stones,in response to his plea.

It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Noah erected an ark in obedience to the command from God.

It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Abraham was willing to offer up his beloved Isaac as a sacrifice.

It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt and through the Red Sea.

Now the skeptic may say that these mighty accounts of faith occurred long ago, that times have changed.

Have times really changed? Don't we today, as always, love our children and want them to live righteously? Don't we today, as always, need God's divine, protecting care? Don't we today, as always, continue to be at His mercy and in His debt for the very life He has given us? Times have not really changed. Prayer continues to provide power-spiritual power. Prayer continues to provide peace-spiritual peace." (Ensign March 2009 p.7)

Another quote that I read has been strong in my mind from the Gospel of John 9:2-3. The disciples of Jesus asked Christ about a blind man, "Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?" The Savior replied, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."

3 comments:

emily and Becky (we both have blogs)! said...

Faith is what got me through, and continue to get me through. With prayer and faith anything can happen. You are an mazing person. What got me through /the day Chistopher was born was the feeling of " Bring It On" ! You can do it girl!

colin, christine, emma, hannah, and selah said...

Our family is praying tonight for Hayden. We are so hopeful for his new life in your family! Love, your friends and neighbors, Colin and Christine

Mark and Tara Christiansen said...

I've been thinking of you all day. Our prayers are definitely with Hayden and you tonight and tomorrow.