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Topic: Control (01/30/06)
TITLE: who is in control? (iii)
By christine njihia
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It was a happy moment when my two year baby cousin came to live eith ys. He was sickly and was crying most of the time. It really saddened us to see our little boy in pain. We were all delighted to have a baby in our house and doted him heavily.
At times iw ould be studying and he would let out a yell…this would send everyone running to him and believe me, he loved attention! He would feel so sweet. With time, he added weight and we were all very happy.
During one of his regular clinic visits, he was diagnosed with Menengitis and had to be hospitalized. He slipped into a coma for ten days; this was so disheartening and we prayed frantically and desperately for God to do something. Two days before his birthday, he woke up and we were all very excited and thanked God profusely.
During one of the rounds, the doctor gave him the wrong medicine which reacted and he had rashes all over his body…I mean all over including under the nose and around his eyes! When we went to see him, we could not believe it. We were so angry at the doctor and you know, had I been given a gun……… we prayed and it went away. That was another breakthrough for us.
There was a need for blood transfusion for him. After the process, we realized there was something wrong with Joey..my baby cousin. Upon inquiring and the doctor’s examination, it was discovered that he had been given, wrong blood. This went on to clot in his body and his right hand turned black. According to the doctor, it was ‘dead’. It was such a trying moment for us and him as he was in pain and cried most of the time.
It was during this time, that the doctors and nurses decided to go on strike. No professional was around, and only the trainees were working. We had to trust God for his healing as many of the patients died at this time as there was no one to attend to them. Our faith in God kept us. We knew that even if the medics went on strike, God would never go on strike.
It was finally decided that his arm was to be amputated. It was a hard decision but it had to be done….anything to ease his pain. The operation was successful.. and we had to live with the fact that he would not have one hand.
After the operation, surprisingly, he added so much weight and seemed very happy. He was discharged after two weeks. One day a friend informed me of some rotary doctors who were fixing artificial limbs on people who’ve had a leg or arm amputated. I immediately contacted them and my cousin is on therapy right now. He will have his arm again! God is such a good God!
He is fine now and is the most handsome little boy I have ever seen. He is two and a half now…you should see him!
Psalm 91: 14-16 (NIV)
“Because he loves me”, says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.”
The core of this testimony is to let you know that despite what you are going through, let God be in control. He knows you and even before time existed, your life was in his very own hands. With his presence you will pull through no matter how bad it seems.
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