As I sit here watching my precious baby in a painful situation from the world’s view I write this with a new perspective. Almost a year ago we began a journey of one of God’s greatest miracles. Weeks later our doctors noticed something abnormal on an ultrasound; our little miracle had a congenital heart defect. At this time we had total peace and no uneasiness because of the reassurance of our Father. We had complete confidence that God has great plans to give our sweet girl a hope and a future. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future, Jeremiah 29:11 NIV. On October 25, 2011, we were blessed with the gift of our precious daughter. Holding our little miracle for the first time was so amazing, but quickly interrupted by nurses whisking our sweet baby away to her 15-day stay in her NICU suite. Oh, how I just wanted to have my sweet baby girl in my arms at all times! God just kept reassuring me that this was just for a moment in the grand scheme of life. And sure enough our baby was soon home with us. Thriving and blessing everyone she encountered, she rocked the next few months of her life. We enjoyed every single minute with this little precious one. Then, January 23, 2012, it was time to repair her tiny heart. While in surgery, God spoke to one of my good friends, telling her that He has Tenlee in the palm of His hand. That He is covering her with His feathers of protection. “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart,” Psalm 91:4 NIV. She came through surgery like the little warrior princess she is, shocking doctors every step of the way. Then, early morning on Jan 25th, ‘how precious life is’ was really put into perspective. Our little miracle received CPR for 2 1/2 hours. In this moment, we started questioning the plans God had on her life. A nurse came to me asking if we wanted them to stop CPR. I immediately said no. Later that morning, one of my good friends asked me if I had prayed about that decision, my answer was no. I later was praying about that, wondering if I had made that decision out of selfishness. God quickly told me that I had prayed about it. I have prayed for it for years. I had prayed for this child and the miracle of life. From that day forward, God has given me a new perspective on life. The gift of life. Every day is a gift from our Father who loves us so. God reminds me that He gets us safely through the days. He reminds me to let thankfulness and trust guide me throughout the days. He reminds me that the most persistent choice I can make is to trust Him. He reminds me to breathe Him in with each breath. I’m in absolute awe of what an amazing Father God we have and have a new perspective on this thing we call life, the gift of life. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV. Through our precious baby girl, God has brought people to Him, mended relationships, strengthened friendships, shown his goodness, revealed His strength and forever changed people’s lives. We call her our “little world changer” and we are seeing more and more of this lived out daily.
This post was written by Kisa Luther.