Monday, April 9, 2012

Proverbs from A to Z - H

H is for Hope  - (meditation by Dawn)

Surely there is a future,
and your
hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18

One week ago, a little girl named Shelby had a severe asthma attack and went for 20+ minutes without oxygen. She is currently in a coma and having seizures. Her parents were told that she has severe brain damage.

Yesterday, on Easter, the family was told a little good news. The part of the brain that makes Shelby who she is, is not damaged. She will have a long road to recovery, but their little girl is still there.

This little bit of hope was what they needed. 

Ever have a time when all you needed was just a little hope?  How did God respond?

Reflection on Proverb by Dawn Hamsher, member of 1st Writes. Her blog is The Write Soil


  1. Without hope we are pretty much immobilized. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge blogs this month.

    1. Sharkbytes,
      That's for sure. Good luck getting to all the blogs!

  2. Hope is certainly something that all writers (and all people) need to have.

    Great A-Z post!

    1. Nutschell,
      Thank goodness for hope in Christ!

  3. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z Challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

  4. Did you see the Monday morning update on Shelby? More good news!!!

    From Jon Mundock:
    The neurologists were in this morning to check on Shelby girl. 1st bit of good news is that Shelby now has reflexes in BOTH of her upper extremeties, not just 1 side!

    2nd...the respirator is set to take 7 breaths for her per minute...Any number higher than that represents breaths that she is taking on her own...Well the monitor has been showing anywhere from 10-14 breaths per minute, so my baby is breathing...not as much as she will need to but this is a fantastic sign!!!


  5. Such good news about Shelby!! We have been praying, and this weekend was one of miracles! Praise the Lord!