A NEWBORN MIRACLE
But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before Him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. He provides rain for the Earth; He sends water to the countryside. The lowly He sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. Job 5:8-11
Last summer, I had the opportunity to go to Mexico with my sister and three cousins. We were going to visit family mostly, but also enjoy the wonderful things the country has to offer. My mom stayed home because she was expecting to have a beautiful baby boy within the three weeks we were gone. We had a fantastic time for those three weeks, despite a few complications here and there. I got to see my only living grandma, who I had not seen in 12 years, and my great grandparents. Around the final three days of the trip, my uncle received a phone call from my aunt. She told him that my mom was in labor and was expecting to give birth within a day. I remember we huddled together, praying over my mother, asking God to be with her and the doctors around her. Throughout the day we stayed in connection with my aunt, who was constantly feeding us information about the situation at home, and it was not going well. My mother’s, and the baby’s, blood pressure dropped to a dangerously low point. Things could not seem to get worse, but suddenly the baby began to tangle himself in the umbilical cord. The doctors performed an emergency C-section and after hours of struggle, he was finally born. “God is good,” I said to myself. Trust in the Lord and He will provide you with what is needed in your life. God is our ultimate shield and protector, He will guide you and take care of you and your problems. Give yourself to the Lord, and be born again in Him.
By: Elijah Sifuentes ('21)
Greenville, South Carolina