It is my hope that by sharing this testimony, others will exercise patience to see the that God keeps his promises to us
My child was born prematurely which mean that his lungs were not adequately developed to breathe on his own all the time. He was placed in an incubator and provided with artificial respiration as
I listened as the doctors asked about the quality of life that this child would have. A major risk would be the possibility of brain damage due to loss of oxygen at some stage in his early life because of respiratory problems. I decided not to fear because God had told me through His word that he would
perfect the child.
However to leave the child in the care of the nursery and go home was enough to make me fearful. Each night I had to find rest in the Lord to sleep and each morning I had to believe the child would be there
when I went to visit and leave the milk at the hospital.
One day I was so happy, the nurses told me that I could hold my baby. They handed me the child and not too long after it was whisked away from me because the nurses noticed that the child was looking blue. That scared me and I never wanted to hold him again for fear he would die!
On another occasion, in the morning when I turned up to visit, I noticed a group of doctors standing around a baby on a table. As I suspected, it was my baby. Should I be fearful or should I exercise faith in the promise of God. The Pastors told me the child would not die.
I thought to myself, if Jesus is alive I will know today because I will pray in the name of Jesus. I decided to pray. I prayed, dear Jesus, if you are real, please answer this prayer. I asked Jesus to save my child from death. I repeated in the name of Jesus continuously for 30 minutes, looking all the time at the clock. Throughout this time the doctors were administering artificial respiration and checking for the child’s heart beat. On seeing my persistence and that the heart beat was still there, they decided to take the baby to the intensive care unit and placed him on life support.
He was diagnosed with pneumonia.