Last night we welcomed the newest member to our extended family, Master Lucas. 9wks early and arriving in dramatic form via emergency c-section.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16)
My gorgeous niece had been struggling in her pregnancy the last few weeks so it wasn’t a huge surprise for this to happen, but it still was hard to process when it did happen. However, I’m not here to blog about the dramatic experience but to tel you about my prayer time in the shower this morning… (Sorry for the visual.. LOL)
Quite often when I’m particularly praying over a situation, God will speak to me in pictures etc. Last weekend fro example, when my niece was in hospital and I knew my sister was praying over at the time, I was shown a picture of the scene. My niece in the hospital bed, my sister praying over her, and JESUS cradling the baby in his hands… like literally IN HIS HANDS. Hard to explain, but it just shows that there is no limits or barriers between what he can do for us. A mere human body doesn’t stop him cradling that baby in his hands. I’m drawing on that image a lot today as I have Master LK on my mind & heart.
When praying for him this morning, I was given an image of the NICU and Lucas’s incubator, nurses in the background and lots of activity, but a pointed PEACE amongst the activity with Jesus having his hands through the holes in the incubator, resting them gently on the baby. He can’t be touched more than is needed at present, and I had been thinking that he would miss that skin to skin human touch, especially from his mother, so to receive this image and know that he IS feeling human touch by his Heavenly Father was very comforting.
In the same prayer time, I was told that Lucas was a strong warrior ! That he would need to use his amazing strength far earlier than he should have had to, but nevertheless, I was shown that God has equipped him for this struggle ahead. He has blessed him with strength, perseverance, resilience, determination, patience and an amazing tolerance for the difficulties ahead, as well as an anticipated appreciation for the victories !!!
As an added prayer request with this blog entry, my precious niece is also in ICU with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). If you don’t know much about DKA, (neither did I until I researched it at 11pm last night. :0)
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.
The condition develops when your body can’t produce enough insulin. (in my nieces case it was because she went through a severe emotional trauma. aka.. scared poopless and then being rushed to surgery with the safety of her baby in question.) Insulin normally plays a key role in helping sugar (glucose) — a major source of energy for your muscles and other tissues — enter your cells. Without enough insulin, your body begins to break down fat as fuel. This process produces a buildup of acids in the bloodstream called ketones, eventually leading to diabetic ketoacidosis if untreated.
I’d really appreciate it if you could pray for Lucas and his Mummy, Daddy, big brother as well as the extended family. Each of them will have their own difficulties and sacrifices to make in the weeks ahead and will need God’s strength like never before. Also, we need to pray that there are absolutely no adverse effects from Lucas’ dramatic arrival. I’m beyond thankful to know that God totally has this !!!
I am constantly reminded though that, worries aside, Lucas is an amazing blessing from The Lord and he will be much loved in our family. I know that he will show amazing strength to all of us around him, and be an amazing example to all that meet him. And above all, I know that he is FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY MADE !!!
Blessings Peeps xox