I'm stepping out of my blogging break for a few minutes to make a quick post and ask you to continue to pray for little Stellan. The latest news is that he has just arrived in Boston and is getting settled into a new hospital where he's been scheduled for a very risky heart surgery in a few days. Although I know his family is trusting God, I also know that they are human and would greatly appreciate your kind thoughts and prayer.
Like most of you, I've only been following Stellan's journey for less than a year now, and even had to play catch up on the story of his prenatal heart condition when I first found MckMama's blog. Stellan and his family have certainly been on a crazy, unforeseen rollercoaster...but, there is One Who has known all along all that Stellan has and will experience on his journey of life.
The following is one of my favorite parts of the Bible. It's something that I prayed many times a year and a half ago while Gwyneth was growing in her mother's womb and while things appeared so uncertain for us. I was reading some old blog posts of mine earlier, and I came accross this again, and immediately thought of Stellan, especially when I read verse one...
1 O Lord, You have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in Your book.
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:1-4, 13-16 (New Living Translation)
To believe that God has already examined Stellan's little heart and that He knows the outcome of this part of His journey is, simply, amazing.