Precious friends and family ... we are starting to see the miracles unfold! We just KNOW that we are living in the miracle :0) Yesterday we had a scan with the specialist who discovered and diagnosed all of Zac's heart defects in August. It's been about 6 weeks since the day we heard the horrible news. As you may remember, the defects she discovered that day in "that" heart were so complex ... not only one defect, but multiple! There was the issue of only 1 chamber; only seeing one major valve from the heart to the lungs where there must be 2 and then the complication of not being able to clearly see the arch of the aorta. What she saw of it, as well as several other specialists, it looked too narrow and underdeveloped from what we could understand. When we came back from that first scan and spoke with our friend and paediatrician ... this was one of his biggest concerns. The aortic arch is so important in the functioning of the heart!
So before we went for the scan, I started reading over my promises in the Word of God concerning Zac's covenant promises. This has been our lifeline and anchor ... God's report versus mans report alone. I needed to prepare my heart for what we would hear. I was working through what my expectations should be as we are waiting on the Lord for the miracle to be evidenced. Do I go in there expecting to see it all unfolded, or do I still have to wait till the day of his birth? All along I have had this sense that it will be fully evidenced on the day of his birth ... but is it scriptural for God to hide or conceal it until the time He decides? These are just some of the things we have been seeking His leading on. So I open my Bible and start reading Isaiah 49 and here I find these promises from the Lord:
"v 1. Listen to me, o isles and coast-lands, and hearken, you peoples from afar.
The Lord has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother He has named my name.
v 2. And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword;
in the shadow of His hand has He hid me and made me a polished arrow;
in the His quiver has He kept me close and concealed me.
v 3. And the Lord said to me, You are my servant ... in whom I will be glorified.
v 8. Thus says the Lord, In an acceptable and favourable time I have heard and answered you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you;
and I will preserve you and give you for a covenant to the people ...
v 16. Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of you) on the palm of each of My hands;
your walls are ever before me.
v 23... and you shall know (with an acquaintance and understanding based on and grounded in personal experience) that I am the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, and expect Me."
This completely settled our hearts to know that no matter what we would or would not see on the scan, we have seen with the eye of faith Zac's miracle because we have God's Word on the matter! Our son is hidden in His hand, being formed and polished for His purposes and on the appointed day they will all see the Mighty Salvation of the Lord in his precious heart being whole! We just KNOW that God has already established His covenant with Zac.
So into the room we walked with peace in our hearts. The specialist was blown away that I have made it to almost the end of my 36th week and still no signs of distress or premature labour! People ... this is a MIGHTY MIRACLE! Our doctors had told us that we could expect him to come anywhere from my 32nd week and that I would probably never make it past 33 or 35 weeks (when both my girls came). Well, Mr. Zac is super cozy in the hands of Jesus cocooning my womb. We then started the scan. Yip ... she still sees the 1 chamber ... yip ... she still sees only 1 valve instead of 2 ... but hang on ... whats that ... A PERFECTLY FORMED AND FUNCTIONING AORTIC ARCH!!!!! This is such a huge miracle! Those defects are simply disappearing and will have to continue to do so until the day of his birth! hee hee!!! How lovely is our Mighty Jesus!!!! Oh my goodness ... He is always mighty to save to the UTTERMOST!
The specialist still is emphatic to have us understand that this is a highly complex defect case, in fact they cannot even label it with a diagnosis as it is beyond their known labels, but we KNOW that Jesus doesn't need a diagnosis to be able to heal ;0) Our precious Zac's heart is being made whole in His Almighty Hands. Thankfully these are Hands we know and trust with all our hearts!
So friends ... celebrate with us just another miracle along the way! God delights in each of the prayers and love you have poured out upon our lives and oh how we love and appreciate each of you too! We are praying His Almighty blessings over your lives today.
Lots of love from a super excited Robinson family!