Molding a lump of clay

Molding a lump of clay
I am a work in progress, molded by my Maker, refined by His fire, shaped with His love. Walk the journey with me.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Meningitis update

It's so crazy sometimes. A lot of the time, it seems.

I spent several restless nights imagining Worst Case Scenario regarding my little girl, Kezi, and the meningitis epidemic. The day I finally laid it all at His feet, I got a message that a family in the UK had heard our plight and offered to pay for me to fly Kezi to Kampala to get the much-needed vaccine. Wow. The response of the Body of Christ to these situations is so humbling...

So I called the doctor's surgery in Kampala where I had ordered the first vaccine that was brought up by car and arrived warm, and which I was advised not to use. I told them what happened...how the vaccine had warmed up on the journey and was no longer any good, and that I wanted to come and get another one.

The nurse said, "Actually, those vaccines are very stable. They can sit on a shelf up to a week. It's still good. Go ahead and use it."

I was like, 'What?!!!!!!'

Sorry to be a doubting Thomas, but I had to get a second opinion. So I called an Australian pediatrician working in Jinja and told her what happened. "Oh, I'm sure it's fine," she said. "It's not a live vaccine. I'd go ahead and give it to her." So we did.

So, did God allow me to go through that weekend of agony to teach me another lesson in trusting Him, in letting Him be God and not trying to manipulate all the events of life? I don't know, but probably. At any rate, I've seen His faithfulness once again, and the measure of His provision continues to astound me.

He is God, and He is good.


4 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

What a great praise!

Jennie-Joy said...

Yay God!!!

Esthermay said...

God is Good!
How is she?

Joanie said...

How trying for you afterall its your baby your talking about. May God protect all those in danger of this epidemic and multiply that vacinne for them.