Just before our 4 and a half  month old son Joshua went to the hospital for open heart surgery, God gave me a dream... "I was in a room in a hospital waiting to talk to the doctor; a nurse came in and examined my son on a hospital table. She listened to his heart and then left. A few minuets later, she came in with some operating utensils and a towel, in which she laid my son on. In the back ground I could hear a song faintly playing...On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand...all other ground is sinking sand... Once again she laid my son on the examining table and the doctor came in, and I couldn't understand what he was saying. I just kept looking at his hands; they were the biggest hands I had ever seen. He kept smiling and talking even though I did not understand.

When he left the nurse returned one more time and she was softly singing that same song that was faintly playing in the hall, and she kept singing louder and louder..."ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND, ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKING SAND, ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKING SAND..." When I awoke, and asked the Lord what this dream meant, He told me because I was standing on the solid rock, (which is Him), whether it was nurses that were taking care of our son or the doctor operating on him, it would be through His hands. It would be His hands when I leave him, not knowing what the outcome will be. His hands will be guiding the doctors hands and His hands will be holding me.

This operation lasted 7 and half hours, Joshua was one of the first to go in and have surgery. As we (my husband and I) watched on a monitor we could see all the names as the operations were completed and the children going into recovery. Joshua was the last on the list. I kept hearing in my heart that scripture... the last shall be first...

Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

I know God chooses the things that we go through for a purpose and I know that Joshua is chosen for a special calling that only he can do. I know that His hands brought me through so many things in this life and I need to hold on to those hands everyday of my life, these are the hands that have set me free, these are the hands that have delivered me, these are the hands that healed me, and these are the hands that keep me. Thank You Jesus for your hands!



Janet Vanden Berg
03/21/2013 10:38pm

Amen Lord! Thank you for this wonderful mother and father you're entrusted to Joshua. Continue to bless his family richly.

Donna Ryan
04/11/2013 12:35am

I love this family... The miracles that have taken place and the Book that has been written is because they Stood on the Word of God believing in him by faith that is just a mustard seed ( the smallest seed in the world)... We have to have faith in God it only takes a little bit and he will take care of your situations...


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