“Mommy, Jesus was holding my hand…”

Good Morning Gorgeous,

It’s a brand new day! A fresh new start! A new day to rise and TRUST the Words of the Lord.

God is with you. God is for you. God will never leave you and never forsake you.

He has given you a Comforter, He Himself in the form of Holy Spirit. A friend that sticks closer than a brother because He literally has made your spirit His temple when you believed in Him and submitted to Him as Lord.

My twins had dental surgery Monday morning. We had to travel to Miami to have the work done at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. We had to be there at 6:30am Monday morning, so we headed to Miami Sunday afternoon right after church and booked a hotel room close to the hospital.

We spent Sunday afternoon playing by the pool and relaxing a bit. There were iguanas all over! They just laid around and sunbathed by the pool.

And then, morning came quick and it was time to head over to the hospital.

As we checked in, we were informed that they only had insurance authorization for one of the twins to have surgery and not the other one.

They said that we could reschedule and come back! We had scheduled this surgery 2 months ago and traveled quite a distance, so that really wasn’t the best option.

The entire hospital staff from the surgery check in staff, to the insurance claim department to the nurses and doctors waiting upstairs in the Operating Room were amazing. They took Bentley up for his surgery on time and shifted their whole schedule around take Brycen up when the insurance company opened and sent the authorization which ended up being about 10am when Bentley was already out and recovering. The original plan was for them to go back together at the same time.

Before surgery
This was heading into the OR. They let me go back and stay with him all the way until the anesthesia kicked in and he fell asleep.
Here he is out of surgery! They pulled his 2 front teeth. They were wiggly and ready to come out.
Now we had to wait all over again for Brycen. He got called back as Bentley came out.
Bentley was very uncomfortable and unhappy waiting in the hospital after his surgery. He saw this poster on the wall and said that he was the red battery, but if I would get him out of there, he would turn green.
He also informed me that he was fasting from hospitals from now on.

Brycen’s turn!!!!

Brycen had more time to anticipate his surgery and was more worried going back than Bentley had been. He was still fasting for the surgery, so at 10am when he was heading back, he still hadn’t eaten or drank anything since the night before.

He kept telling me he was scared. We prayed and talked through it. He was brave and pushed through until they put the mask on him with the anesthesia. He began to cry and try to rip it off. I stayed with him and comforted him while the doctors held the mask on. He drifted off to sleep and then I left.

His surgery went great just like Bentley’s. Here are both boys in the recovery room! They let Bentley come back and hang with Brycen.

Here’s the most amazing part of the whole day!!! Jesus was in so many details from the way the operating doctor waited for Brycen’s insurance company even though the nurses told me he normally wouldn’t do that to the peace I felt during their procedures. BUT the absolute best part of the whole day was what Brycen told me later.

On the drive home, we stopped at Panera so the boys could get soup for dinner. Over dinner, Brycen tells Chuck and I that Jesus was holding his hand as he fell asleep for surgery. He said, “Jesus held my hand while I closed my eyes. I saw Him and He was loving on me.”

That’s what the Presence of God feels like. It is a comforting feeling of being loved on.

Wowza! That’s the God we serve!! The God who can be in all the places we can’t. The God who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. He is all knowing, all powerful, and everywhere.

He held Brycen’s hand and comforted him in such a way that my little guy described it as “He was loving on me.”

Do you need that today? A dose of the Creator of the Universe just loving on you today?

His Word says that He bends down to listen when we pray. That when we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. That He is close to the brokenhearted.

You can call on Him day or night and say Lord, I need You. I need to feel You. I need to know You are real. I need to know You are God and that You are with me. Show me Lord. Show me that You are here.

Friends, when you call on Him in that way. In a place of desperation seeking the truth of God, He shows up!! He will wrap you in warmth and you will feel Him.

If you’ve been struggling with your faith, struggling with doubt, struggling to believe that there really is a God who loves you. Call on Him. Give talking to Him a try! You will be amazed at how He really shows up to us in our hour of need.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Wow! You are goooood! You show up to our little ones in the same way You show up for everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord in need of a Savior. Lord, open our eyes and our ears to hear You, to see You. To recieve You in full measure! Lord, come and reveal to us the truth that You are with us always, even to the end of the age! In Jesus’s Name, Amen..

Bleasings and encounters with God!

Vanessa Lynn

And if you came across this post and you haven’t yet accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, may I encourage you that by choosing Him you receive eternal life in heaven, BUT ALSO abundant life NOW. Following Him is the most precious adventure you have ever taken!! All you have to do to get started is to pray and receive Him as Lord. The Bible says to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and believe with your heart the precious gospel message that Jesus taught. Repent of your sins which means simply to ask Jesus to forgive you and then choose to walk away from them and go in the New Direction that God is calling you to. Confess or speak that you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for you, that He was resurrected from the dead, and ascended to heaven. And that you recieve Him as your Lord and Savior. That you are sorry for your sins and you recieve His FULL and complete forgiveness for every wrong you’ve ever committed. And that you are choosing to follow Him now and leave the ways of the world behind for the things of Jesus!!! And if you mean that with your heart, you are saved and set free to live a new life free of sin! The Bible says you are now a brand new creation! Old things have passed away and new things have come!!! The Bible also says that all of heaven rejoices whenever a person is saved!!!! Just imagine the party being held in heaven on your behalf right now!!!

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