Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Precious Gem

A Precious gem! Did you first thought about diamonds? Or maybe the expensive collectible stones? Some people may perceive that this are the precious gems but that's not what I am talking about. I am talking about the real gem ~ MIRACLES!

I was talking to my aunt who is my Mother's cousin and although I'm a few months older than her, she is already pregnant with her first baby. Before her pregnancy, she was diagnosed with endometriosis and months later she was again diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease and tubo-ovarian abscess. She told me she was afraid and concerned on how will she ever conceive if she had these diseases. While she was waiting for her surgical procedure at the admitting room, she was crying and praying that God will give her a chance to be a mother despite her situation. Suddenly, a nurse gave her an El Shaddai hanky. The nurse whispered her to pray the prayer written on the handkerchief, Psalm 91, the powerful prayer of protection. So she prayed with all her faith in God. Faith in God is a great act of trust saying that we trust God to do His will. The surgeons removed her one ovary as they might infect the other ovary. She had pelvic laparascopy  and in her case if she couldn't get pregnant a year to 15 months she could only get pregnant via IVF but she doesn't know that fact. She prayed the novena to Mother Mary every night. Two months (or so) after her surgery, we talked over the phone telling me she was 10 weeks pregnant! Now she is six months pregnant!

A miracle indeed! Truly this is a real gem!

Psalm 91

Whoever goes to the Lord for safety
Whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty
Can say to Him, “You are my defender and my protector
you are my God in you I trust.”
He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases
He will cover you with His wings
You will be safe in His care
His faithfulness will protect and defend you
You need not fear any danger at night nor sudden attacks during the day,
nor the plagues that strike in the dark nor the evil that kills in daylight.
A thousand may fall dead beside you, ten thousand all around you
But you will not be harmed.
You will look and see how the wicked are punished.
You have made the Lord your Defender, the Most High your Protector
and so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home.
God will put His angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go,
They will hold you up with their hands to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.
You will trample down lions and snakes, pierce lions and poisonous snakes.
God says, I will save those who love me
And will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord
When they come to me I will answer them,
When they are in trouble, I will be with them,
I will rescue them and honor them
I will reward them with long life I will save them.