Saturday, January 17, 2009

He Who Has Ears, Let Him Hear!

I love how Jesus compels His disciples and those listening to Him to listen to the deeper heart message that He is revealing to them in Matthew 11:15. I believe He is calling out even now for people to listen and to heed His Words and call upon their lives.

There is a life in particular that God has allowed to cross my path that I wanted to draw your attention to. His name is Seth. He is the 4th child born to Ellyn & John. He is their miracle baby. Here are a few words from Ellyn's site about Seth (who is pictured above on the left side of my blog.) Before you read El's words, it is important to know that their 3rd child, Eli, was born stillborn into their waiting arms. Getting pregnant again was a walk of faith for them. Seth was their miracle child.

"Our answered prayer and a miracle in his own right, Seth is 5 months old. Born prematurely, he was very ill for some time, yet he has stormed through every difficulty with the grace of God. Seth is profoundly deaf, but after seeing the character of our son, we say he is PROFOUNDLY SETH."

Seth now has the opportunity to receive Cochlear Implants. These implants, invented by Nasa, could allow Seth to hear. They are expensive and must be implanted within a small window of time in order to be effective. Insurance will cover the cost of one implant, but they need to raise some money to be able to afford the second.

I would love it if you would join me in praying for this family. If you would like to contribute in a small (or large) way to Seth being able to hear, you can click on here to link to "Profoundly Seth" and purchase wristbands ($5 a piece) to wear as a reminder to pray and a way to get the word out about Seth and this opportunity and become an amazing part of allowing this beautiful baby boy to hear. It has the potential to literally change his life.

I took the above picture while we were at the Kennedy Space Center on vacation. When I saw this board all about Cochlear implants it prompted my heart to pray for Ellyn & Seth. I snapped a photo in the moment. The way that God has allowed relationships to form over these blogs of ours still astounds me. What a mighty God we serve.


Midwest Mommy said...

I am headed there now to read their story. I am praying.

El said...

Shanda, that picture is awesome. I have been so blessed by you and your blog. Thank you for such a lovely post.

Kathryn said...

Profoundly Seth ... I love their wonderful description of their miracle son! Thank you for sharing their story, Shanda. It is indeed amazing how God connects His children ... even in cyber space!

PS-Love your post title, too. :-)

PPS-I will be joining you all for the Wednesday morning Beth Moore "Esther" study. Whoo-hoo! Look forward to seeing you there. :-)

Anonymous said...

Amen to the title of this post! I am amazed at the technology of cochleat implants. Thank God He gave man the ability to do this - it's truly a miraculous gift, as is Seth. Thanks for sharing.