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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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23 September 2011

We are Seeing the Miracles Unfold!

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!
YAY JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Anonymous said...

I love the way Jesus is so so real in your family and in your life! Hold onto that - its so precious! God is faithful and constant even when we arent and thats why we can trust him 130% in everything - his consistancy and love covers everything! Trusting with you and praying Gods peace over you right now!

Shonni said...

What awesome news. Praise the LORD.

Tracy said...

amen amen amen, YOu put it in a nut shell - man's report - or God's report. On who's report shall you rely? Awesome, Janine, I have been praying and will continue to do so.. Thinking of you on and off all day yesterday and until your miracle is birthed (in more ways than 1) :)
God bless

Debra said...

Hello there 'super excited Robinson Family'!!!! I am as they say in England, 'A Happy Bunny' and extremely blessed .... to know a wonderful family like the Robinson Family continually showing Gods Amazing Grace and Love to the world! He is indeed a mighty God and Zac is going to/... bare His testimony to the world with life and laughter! Thank you for showing the world Faith & Love In Action!! Love Debs xx

EJN said...

We are praying for the littlest Robinson to go full term. THoughts and Prayers with you,
the Nippers

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness I am in just tears! Oh how wonderful our God is, how precious He is to our children! We will continue to keep your family in our prayers. Mighty is our God! Praise and dancing for the Lord's awesome miracle!

Adeye said...

Tears of absolute joy here, my beautiful. Oh my goodness. Should we even be surprised????? NOPE! What a GOD OF WONDERS we serve. In awe of His miracle-working power today. I cannot wait for the next post with MORE good news :)

Love, love, love you.

rosedel said...

You are in my prayers. I'm in the U.S.

lizzielou said...

Praising our beautiful Jesus! continuing to pray for you and your sweet little boy!

Sending you love from Canada!

Sean and Lisa said...

Rejoicing with you in God's miracle working power!! Continuing to pray for Zac's heart hear in Pennsylvania and can't wait to see the pictures of this precious wee babe in his momma's arms....completely healthy and with a supernatural heart to boot! :)
Much love and prayers!

Momof3girls said...

I will continue to pray for Zac. Please keep us updated! Blessings!

yvette said...

And HE is grand! Continued prayers, and yes the aortic arch is a HUGE hurdle!

Carol F said...

What can we say to these things...If God be for us, who can be against us!!! - the song goes on to say, 'in the darkness of night, He is the Light that shines before me, I will not fear, I'm not alone, He is my Father and He calls me His own, if God be for me, tell me, who in the world can be against me!!
We celebrate our 'Awesome, Powerful, Immortal, Invisible, The Only Wise God' and unto Him be all Glory and honour and power forever Amen!!!

Momsy xx

Susan S said...

You are an amazing woman, Zach is an amazing baby boy and you are all being held in the palm of HIS hand.

Heather said...

What a wonderful praise! Praying for his precious heart to keep mending!

Team Bedzyk said...

May God continue to hold your family in the palm of his hand, and heal your sweet Zac.

Anne B. said...

Ahhhh yes, our God is mighty to save!!!! And he is so able!!!! This is so glorious and what a testimony of what faith and trust in him will do! Continued prayers for continued healing for your little boy! God CAN!!!! (((BIG HUGS)))!!!

Rachel said...

Wahoo - thank you Jesus, so excited to watch this miracle unfold - rejoicing with you. Continuing to pray and stand in faith for the completion of little Zach's miracle.

sunnylattegma said...

I am rejoicing with you, and continuing to pray that the God who spoke creation into being speak to your dear Zac's heart. That complete healing be spoken to him. By the stripes Jesus bore for us, we are healed.

Carol G said...

God is working, and it is always exciting to see what He will do! I am and will continue to pray for healing for your very handsome boy.

God helped me last night. I had looked everywhere for an item I really really needed. I had been praying as I looked. Finally, I just stopped, claimed some of His promises to His children, asked for help, walked into a room, looked on the floor, WHERE IT HAD NOT BEEN when I looked all those other times, and there it was!

He has already begun to help Zac, as the doctors looked for the aorta that wasn't there and found it. Let's see what else He does!

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

Tears of joy for this miracle. I got chills when I read this! Our God is awesome! I will continue to pray for complete healing!


Sandi said...

This is wonderful news!!! We'll keep praying!!!

MotherOfTwo said...

I believe. I will continue in prayer and thank the Lord for the miracle He is working out in your young son's life. Glory Halleluiah!

Die Oosthuizens said...

Hi Janine, I was so blessed with your blogpost today. You guys are constantly in my prayers. I was so blessed to see that Father gave you Is 49. Fo the last year I've been praying trough Is 49, meditating over it day and night...what a special piece of Word!!! Last year this time, going though difficult time, I ve been questioning God about things. I was just so discouraged. After I totally honestly shared my heart, He answered me with Is 49...WOW!!! At that stage I was nursing Daniel my weeks old baby and the verse, "Can a nursing mother forget a child...yes, but yet I will not forget you!" stood out. I was in tears.

Its so awesome to be part of this miracle and I wait expectantly for more news.
Ps 27:13-14
[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living!
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

I really feel I must share my babies testimony with you, my eldest Zoe had a cist on her ovary of 9cm when I was 7 months preggies with her. My Dr never saw something like his and preparred me that I probably will not be able to have a normal delivary...being a first time mommy I had all my dreams and desires of how and when..you know?! Zoe moved lesser than before, because of the pain I believe and discomfort.
A Month before Zoe's birh we were in a huge car accident on the N1, right across Century City 5pm on a Friday (TRAFFIC!!!) A double trailor truck bumped us out of the first lane, twirled in the second lane and stoped head on against the raiing in the fast lane. At that moment a Avis Merc with tourists from England went right into the drivers side. God held us so closely in His hands that day. Except for bruises and a safety belt burn , we were save!!! The paramedics phoned my Dr and he did a scan...Zoe alive, no signs of distress and a cist of only 2 cm!!!!! Praise God!!!! There is so much more testamonies that happened with the accident, but thats for a other time. Zoe is my bundle of life today 9 years later she ministers to her friends and disciple them and brings life to the broken hearted!!!

Yesterday I read Ps 139 and felt to pray for little Zac...before God formed his perfect little body He new the days of his life and he counted His plans for Him like the sand.
Sjoe this is a long comment and baie deurmekaar, but I just felt to share all of this with you!

Be blessed, Annelie

Nicole said...

That is super amazing! God is so good! Your son's middle name should be Isaiah... Continuing to pray for your son and your family.

Amber Thompson said...

Your story has touched my spirit. My spirit cries with you and now REJOICES with you. I was praying for your little Zac when my four year old came up and asked what i was praying for. I explained the prayer need in the best way i could for a four year old. My little four year old daughter dropped to her knees and prayed for your little Zac; that his heart would be whole and strong and he would live a long time. Please be blessed by a little girl's heart for your son. We will continue to pray.

Beth said...

Thank you Jesus!

Beth said...

Praying for you and rejoicing i Maryland!

Monica said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful update! Will keep following Zac's journey from here in Norway.


MommaofMany said...

Our God is an awesome God!!! I'm looking forward to the completion of this miracle.

Heather said...

Thank you Jesus for this miracle!!! I am excited to follow your journey as His miracles unfold in your son's life! Praying with you along the way!

Susan A said...

That's just so awesome to hear!! :) May He continue to guide you with His word and keep our eyes on Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith... only He can.

1Jn 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Young Christian Woman said...

May God bless you, keep you, and uphold you. Thanks be to Him for this miracle. I hope baby Zac has shown some of the "experts" that where there's life, there's hope... so many would have argued not to continue his life, and would have missed this miracle. I pray for his complete healing. I pray that he would astound his doctors and live longer than any one of them. Our God is mighty and awesome and He can save. Praise His Name.

Sylvia said...

Hallelujah. Excited for you - continuing to pray for Zac and his heart and his family.

Janine said...

Thank you SO MUCH for every one of your encouraging comments dear friends! To know that you are all praying for our son makes me want to weep and weep and weep. May each of you know the Father's blessing upon your lives. We so value each of the comments that have come through as a wonderful encouragement.

Katherine T. Lauer said...

Praise the Lord! Thank you for being a witness to faith in God, no matter the outcome. We need more of you to show hope to others!

Cynthia said...

It is truly amazing how God works and I am so thankful to hear of your miracle! Your faith and feeling of peace is inspirational. We are in the middle of a special needs adoption and deep down I have faith that God will provide miracles for us too but I have to admit that I worry. I will try harder to follow in your example! I will be praying for you and your precious son...

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Celebrating a HUGE miracle with you and praying for MANY MANY more in the near future. I have seen so many miracles with these young ones. I just love you heart.... Thank you for sharing your story, so we can stand beside you in prayer!

Susan A said...

Hello Janine, my mother is having a masectomy today and I am fasting for her, I will also be praying for your little boy as well :) praying for mountains to be removed for him and for my mother too (that the cancer has not spread to her lymph nodes).

May He envelop you all with His peace and presence :)

Shelby said...

Found out about your sweet Zac from Adeye's blog. Just wanted you to know I am praying in Florida!!! So excited to hear your miraculous news and can't wait to watch the rest of God's story unfold. Many blessings to you.

Anita said...

That is such wonderful news! Praying for you in Traverse City, Michigan.

Jenn said...

Praise Jesus and may the Lord continue to bless your little Zac!

Anonymous said...

Here from "No Greater Joy" to let you know that we are praying for you in Rochester NY!!!! Praise Jesus for that great news!

Anonymous said...

when I was born with a serious heart defect the doctors told my mum & dad I would only be able to survive 6 months. God had other ideas, I will be 43 next month. I am sending prayers for your family from Australia - Heidi

Marinda said...

Jan - I remember the awesome testimonies with your girls and I am so praying and trusting with you for another series of miracles with little Zac. What an awesome opportunity for our Father to show Himself strong on your behalf. He is all we need and I know that He has Zac and your whole family in the palm of His hand. Looking forward to travel this journey with you guys. Much love Marinda

Denise Malafaia Cerqueira said...

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

It could not have most wonderful news, Janine!
This week I've been praying for you all through the night. Today once again I was awakened at dawn by the Spirit to pray for various reasons, and remembered you. I decided to go here to find out what was happening to you and follow them closely. What was my joy by the news.
This week I could not get very turned on blogs, but not pudia not knowing about Zac.
I can already hear their cries of those who have a strong strong heart to live and complete all that God has planned for him. I think Zac's life is the life of a man who will glorify the name of the King of kings, Lord of Lords, saying that I prophesy about his life, in Jesus' name.
He who began a good work will perform it for the glory of his name.
I'll spread in women worldwide network of prayer this good news, alleluia!
We continue on the father for the life of you.
Never forget that God has called into being all that there was in the heart of Zac.
May the Lord hold for me and for each of the women (REMMO, in portuguese; in english is: WWNP) that is praying for you!
Peace be with you!
We love you!

Aus said...

Holding you guys - and keeping y'all in our prayers every day!

hugs - aus and co.