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Don’t ever give up…..

 

One day I decided to quit…

I quit my job, my relationship,
my spirituality…

I wanted to quit my life, to give it all up and
just be a hermit, I don’t need anybody.
I went to the woods to have one
last talk with God.

“God”, I asked,
“Can you give me one good reason
not to quit?”
His answer surprised me…

“Look around”, He said…
“Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,
I took very good care of them.
I gave them light, I gave them water.

The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the fern grew more
vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the
bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.”
He said.

“In year three there was still nothing from
the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.

In year four, again, there was nothing
from the bamboo seed.
I would not quit.” He said.

“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout
emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern it was seemingly
small and insignificant…

But just 6 months later the bamboo
rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave
it what it needed to survive.

I would not give any of my creations
a challenge it could not handle.”

He asked me …

“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling,

you have actually been growing roots.

I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you.”

“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said.
“The bamboo had a different Purpose
than the fern.

Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”

“Your time will come”, God said to me.
“You will rise high.”

“How high will I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?”
He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.

“Yes.” He said…..
“I will raise you up as you give Me the Glory,
for in doing so My Radiance is
reflected in you.”

And you will know my Love Hope, Peace, Joy, and Eternal rest, because my Melody in you will glow like
The Colours of The Rainbow.

I left the forest and brought back this story.
I know these words can help us see that…

God will never give up on us.
Never, Never, Never
Give up.

Adapted  – Author Unknown

We don’t need to tell the Lord how big the problem is…
We need to remember how…

Big the Lord is!

“The Key question in life is not how strong
are we, but how strong is God.”

For the Christian Prayer is not an option,
but an opportunity to share
in the Heart of God.

Hand of Hope

The Photograph is real and the story accompanying it is True. It appeared first in the October 30, 1999 issue of the Irish Independent. USA Today it reported on the miraculous surgery and photograph on September 7 nearly two months earlier.

This picture has been featured in many newspapers around the world. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps… “The Picture of the Decade.”

Both the Story and the Picture can be validated by Clicking on Links…  http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/samuel.html

 http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/babysamuel.htm

 he man who took the Photo – http://michaelclancy.com/

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.

The baby was diagnosed with Spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta .

She knew of Dr  Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb. During the procedure, the Doctor removes the Uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby.

As Dr Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, ‘Hand of Hope.’ The text explaining the picture begins, ‘The tiny hand of 21-week- old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr Joseph Bruner as if thanking the Doctor for the gift of life.

Little Samuel’s Mother said they ‘wept for days’ when they saw the picture. She said, ‘The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person.’Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.

Update: The surgery was successful and little Samuel Armas was born on December 2 1999 and has been developing well, according to his parents, Alex and Julie Armas.

Now see the actual picture it is graphic but it is awesome…incredible… and Yes it is the Hand Of Hope…

 

How Great is our God!

Footnote- Some claim this Story is a hoax… it’s not! some try to discredit it’s validity or minimize it by saying it happens all the time… well if this is true that is also amazing. Some try to downplay the wonder of God’s merciful healing through the wisdom and gifts He has given Doctors, yet many Doctors claim that the lives that are saved are not only due to their abilities alone but know that it is God’s intervention. Some claim the Story has been changed but only in very minor details not in it’s Truth. Some are just skeptical regardless… But nothing can change the fact that it did happen so how we accept it is up to us.