Our goal with the STW blog is to equip readers with the tools needed to fight their battles. In this post, we're blessed to have received a story to remind us and equip us with hope.I'm not going to use too many of my own words on this post because there are some greater ones coming. But I wanted to prepare you for the miracle you're about to read. It may just be a paragraph, but I pray you feel the hope that God has written and proclaimed in the story of Sophie and her family...
"My granddaughter Sophie Lyn Hemmingway was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 2 years old. Traditional cures did not work, our only hope was a transplant...no siblings at this time. Much to our surprise, Mommy was 2 weeks pregnant and had no idea of course. The kicker is that the baby must be a boy and must be at least an 80% match. The doctors at All Children's kept Sophie alive and against all odds, Landen Lifesaver was born on December 30th and was a 100% match. Sophie had her stem cell transplant on January 29, 2014 and is one year cancer free. I challenge you to say that miracles don't happen. -A Grateful Grammy!"
Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen; a feeling of trust.
Live in Hope | "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..." 1 Peter 1:3
Boast in Hope | "And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perserverance; perserverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." Romans 5:2-5
Putting my hope in God's unfailing love instead of my temporary situations,
PS. A BIG thank you to Grammy Cheryl for submitting Sophie's story of hope! I appreciate you!!