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Saturday, April 3, 2010

He Is Risen and He is My Savior

When my unborn daughter Rachel was delivered on Good Friday 1987 it was one of the saddest times I had experienced. But God is good. He is very good. One week later my husband rushed me back to the hospital as I started to hemorrhage.  Because we were caught off guard my husband spoke with my doctor and rushed off to drive my children to my mother's 100 miles away! I needed blood transfusions. I remember slipping in and out of consciousness and the doctor telling my husband the least of our worries was contracted HIV. He said I could die and if I caught hepatitis, that would be the last straw! Then God stepped in! As I lay in that hospital bed preparing for those transfusions I talked to God and He talked back to me! I remember the nurse was preparing the first bag to feed my veins intravenously and  I was coherent and I prayed so hard that I felt Him touch my shoulder. I felt a soft rustle near my right ear and He whispered "You will be alright!" I never looked back, I never wavered in my faith and today, 23 years later I can say God is good. He comes through when the world punches you in the gut! He comes through when your baby dies and He says "Leave this in My Hands". When I get angry because He does not answer my prayers quickly enough or when I think He should have sided with me, He says "Live and Let me." He says he will never leave me. He won't forsake me and I know He will do the very same for you. Just trust Him. Look up to Him and know, that He is ever present. He is all knowing and all loving and no matter what life throws at you He will catch it and help you work through it.

So today I celebrate the death, the Resurrection and the Eternal Life of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know one day He and I will continue the many conversations I have started with Him. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for me. He gave His life for me. I wonder if I could be so brave and honorable at a time like that.

Please join me today and tomorrow to celebrate the greatest gift we were all given. Thank you and please stop by Spiritual Sundays and thank Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this great blog.

Remember when you think no one loves you. When you think no one cares, He is carrying you in those difficult moments.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)


EvalinaMaria said...

Hallelujah! Have a very happy Easter!

Self Sagacity said...

Thanks for sharing your story/ post. Have a great Easter and Happy Pink Saturday. said...

Thank you. God bless and keep you and yours.

Joan said...

Anne - I had a situation that I was praying about a few years ago and I was very distressed. As I knelt beside my bed, I stretched out one arm across the bed with my palm turned up. I was alone in the house, but it felt as if someone had taken my hand in theirs. I felt Jesus' presence so strongly, telling me that everything would be alright.

Blessings to you and your family this Easter. He is risen!

Marydon Ford said...

Absolutely beautiful write. Sad about your losses on Good Friday.

Happy Easter!
Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your heart. Yes, he is faithful. That's for sure.
Easter Blessings,

Chatty Crone said...

I am so glad that you were okay.

He is risen.

Have a blessed Easter,

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This was an emotional post,as Easter week is emotional in itself.
God Bless,


So sorry to hear you lost a child. That must have been heart wrenching. I am glad you have such a strong faith in our Lord. I often lean on the fact, that he said he will never leave us nor forsake us.
Peace be with you.

daylily777 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He is faithful & true , a very present help in our times of trouble . Thanks so much for sharing your heart.