03 February 2008

GoD mAdE a MiRacLe...


We are still in awe and thankful to God for the amazing miracle He made few days ago...Marie-Luise, the one (on the right) who is travelling with her cousin Gloria (on the left), who are staying with us since Christmas, got her life spared on wednesday by A MIRACLE...

How often we don't perceive God's miracles?!!
How often we are spared without noticng, or simply say "Wow, that was lucky !!!"
How often "luck" take the honour which belongs to God?!!
I cannot stop thanking God after seeing His deliverance and healing right in front of my eyes...
Marie-Luise took a reasonable amount of "Water Hemlock" (or "Cicuta") nicely grated into some rice in the morning...
she found the roots the day before and she thought they looked nice to eat, it looked like a carrot (it's actually from the same family) and smelled nice... a lot of us told her not to try anything without knowing what it was, but still she decided to try it next morning...
you can have a slight idea of this plant effects here and many other sites you can find on the internet, but I'll try to describe what happened...
After less than one hour after she ate the roots, she started to feel bad and went to rest in the van she was staying... After a while Gloria came to pick some milk and said Marie-Luise was not feeling good... she didn't sound so alarming, so I just told her if she would get worst we should go to the hospital...
After a while I heard Miri screaming for help...I ran down the hill as fast as I could I knew we needed to go to the hospital...
When I got to the van, our car was there already and the girls couldn't take her out of the van... she was vomiting everything, even blood, they said... her body was not functioning and her muscles would get paralized and her eyes were like she was having hallucinations ... she was also having violent reactions and one time in the car while I was driving like crazy to the hospital, Miri and Gloria told me they couldn't sense her pulse...
We ran to the emergencies of the nearest hospital as fast as possible...
After more than one hour waiting for news while Miri would go in and out to translate to Marie what was going on... Miri said she was hallucinating and it needed at least 3 or 4 people to hold her in the bed...she was really violent and thought people wanted to hurt her... she was afraid and kept bleeding everywhere... They couldn't do much more there, so she was taken by an ambulance to a bigger hospital...

So far we didn't know what plant it was, and how bad it was, and how much she really needed a miracle...
Of course we didn't stop praying since the moment we stepped in the car...
while the Ambulance took her to another hospital we went back to the land to get a sample of the plant so that could help the doctors... when we got there with the plant, they immediately identified it ... it was "Cicuta" ("Water Hemlock) ... when I heard it I could only think that Socrates died with it...
After checking more informations on the internet at night, I found out how bad it was... one of the most deadly plants in Europe and Usa...
3.3mg of it can kill a cow in less than 2 hours...

I shared with all my mail list and asked for prayer... we also in the land spent the night praying in shifts of 2 hours, but I guess none of us really slept... my spirit couldn't sleep... and all the others said the same...
We went back to the hospital next day to visit her and get some more news (even though a nurse on the phone already said she was much better)...
And so she was... as soon as we came in she smiled and she was totally peaceful ... even the doctors were surprised...
"She was very lucky!" they said...
I would say God just made a miracle !!! No luck could have saved her, no one else but God have the full control of the breath of Life He Himself put in each one of every living being...
I can simply stay in awe, in wonder, in praise and thanksgiving to our amazing God...
I'm also grateful for all those who immediately responded to the e.mail I sent... I got more than 60 replies, and many were forwarding the message to different prayer groups...

This time it was obvious that God put His hand on the situation... Even Nuno, Lukas and Joel couldn't help but recognise that this was a miracle...
But how many other times He spares our lives without us even noticing ?!!!
How many times we may think "wow, that was lucky!!!" , when in fact we should say, "Wow, that was God !!! "

Our God is great beyond what we can ever grasp or imagine...
He is the giver of Life, the source of all blessings or "lucks", as we may call it...

In all this euphoric experience PEACE was always there... we didn't panic... and I even think it was a blessing that we didn't know how bad it was till she was in the hospital...
Jesus was always there, we knew it ... we felt it !!!
Only songs of praise were coming out of my mouth while driving her to the hospital...
I thank God, not only for the miracle, but also for the faith and trust He put in our hearts this day...


5 comments:

cxp said...

GOD is GREAT!!!!
Wonderfuloso!!!!
THIS is just really awesome!!!!
HE is awesome!!!
ABRAÇO p todos!

cxp said...

18...and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.
Mark 16:17,18

frauke said...

also in berlin a lot of people prayed that day in morning prayer for marie-luise!
when you wrote the mail i knew got was going to do a miracle :-) it's so cool!
blessings! :-)

lisa, far away said...

Baba, I usually get your mails but I don't remember this one. This is wonderful and amazing and I'm so happy to hear about what God did!

Miri said...

Wow, got the link to your post from Hajo's blog... That's amazing!!!
Sending love from Amsterdam :-)
Miri