Tikvah = HOPE (update #4)

Scheduled to arrive this Thursday, October 27, 2011 (by inducement), we are looking forward to discovering how our great God is going to answer all the prayers and petitions that have gone up on behalf of little Tikvah Hadassah Kirkland.

Specifically, these are some things we have been praying for:

DELIVERY
1) God would uphold the health of mother-and-child during labor so that Tikvah might be born “naturally” (without the need of a cesarean).
2) There would be no additional health complications during labor/delivery.
3) God would bring the right team of doctors together to address Tikvah’s needs following her delivery.
4) God would give the doctors wisdom to determine exactly when it would be the optimal time to schedule the surgery.

SURGERY
1) God would begin (even now) to prepare each member of the surgical team for the surgery they will be performing on Tikvah (i.e. providing them things like appropriate research, information, experience, adequate rest, heightened awareness, ability to focus, etc.).
2) Clarity and communication among the members of the surgical team before and during the surgery.
3) The heart-bypass machine transfer goes smoothly.
4) Steady hands for the surgeon.
5) Connection of pulmonary arteries is straight-forward. (Apparently, this is one of the most crucial aspects of the entire surgery.)
6) Wisdom for the team of anesthesiologists in responding to any potential “surprises” during the surgery.
7) God would fuse all of the new placement of Tikvah’s arteries and not allow for any leaks.

If you would like to join us in prayer, we will be sure to post how God answers these prayers so that you can rejoice along with us in our God’s great goodness!

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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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One Response to Tikvah = HOPE (update #4)

  1. Mom says:

    Of course, I have been praying, but in my errant humaness, I don’t always hit all of those excellent points, sweetie. This is now printed out and placed in my Bible at Psalms, which seems a most appropriate place to be reading these days. It will help me as I pray for you, Tikvah, Geoff and Kiah in the next week and beyond. Love you!

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