A is for Amazing

Hi everyone. I’m Rachael and welcome to my YouTube channel. I decided to start a new series called the ABC’s of Contentment. I will be posting one video a week. One video for each letter of the alphabet. I’m doing it because over the years when I go out in public in my wheelchair, I’ve noticed many times that people want to pray for a miracle of physical healing. While that’s not a bad thing, I believe there’s more than one type of healing that people are missing. My goals in doing this are to talk to people about that deeper kind of spiritual healing that can only be found through a relationship with Jesus Christ and also to show them the many lessons I’ve learned about God by living daily with cerebral palsy. Another goal in doing this is to keep myself focused on God’s promises as I remember how good He’s been to me for 36 years. I plan to do this by sharing my life experiences and then tying them in with verses from the Bible. Please join me on the journey.

Today’s letter is A for Amazing.

Psalm 40:5

“O Lord, my God, you have accomplished many things;
you have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us.
No one can thwart you!
I want to declare them and talk about them,
but they are too numerous to recount!” (NET)

I’ve seen how God is amazing in many ways throughout my life. Take, for instance, my birth. My due date was not until April, but I was born two months premature. My mom had been very sick while she was pregnant with me, but she couldn’t figure out why. It wasn’t until she called my grandma that she knew what was happening. “You’re in labor,” grandma replied, “We need to get you to the hospital right away!” Once they got to the hospital, doctors performed emergency surgery and I was delivered by C-Section. However, when I came out, my skin was blue. I didn’t even cry. Something was wrong. Within 15 minutes, doctors were able to get no more than five breaths into me. Would I survive? Doctor’s weren’t sure. They tried everything medically possible including putting me on antibiotics. Within 24 hours, my body started responding to the antibiotics and doctors knew I would live!

While many people pray for a miracle of physical healing, I say, I am a miracle. My birth was so traumatic, I shouldn’t have even survived. I’m here today because of God’s Amazing Grace!

(Sing “Amazing Grace”.)

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