18 December 2008

For What It's Worth

OK, I know that the story I am about to relate to you is anecdotal, and hearsay to boot.  But when I heard it, it gave me goosebumps.  A friend who is a reader of the blog related it to me.

A week ago I posted a story on the death of Jeremiah Brower Cross, the 8-year old boy who was born with microcephaly and cerebral palsy.  He had a functioning brain stem but was totally dependent upon his parents for care during his short life.  He was only expected to live for a few days, but defied the odds for eight years.  Not mentioned in the published reports was that he was a baptized Catholic.

A child who was in the hospital with Jeremiah was suffering from a cancerous tumor.  The child's parents knew Jeremiah's parents, and were expressing their sympathies to them while expressing their fears and worries about their own child.  Jeremiah's mom told them that as Jeremiah was baptized, and could not have committed any personal sins, she was sure he was in Heaven.  She urged them to pray to Jeremiah for their child.

They did so.

You can imagine their joy when the doctor told them that their child's tumor had mysteriously vanished.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I too got all goosebumpy just reading this. Also, a song that my 5-year old likes to sing popped into my mind:

"My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do, for you.

My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do, for you.

The mountains are His, the rivers are His, the stars are His handiwork too.

My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do, for you!"

It is a simple song, a child's song, but as a child of God myself, I find it apt and eloquent in this case if this little story is true :o).

Anonymous said...

Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit !!!

HSMom said...

Wow! And to think that this little boy's life would have been deemed to be without value by so many in this present culture of death! But watching the video clip from two years ago, it is clear that Jeremiah was the cause of joy untold to his family during his short life, as he brought out the very best of his loving parents. Who knows how much more joy he will now bring (already has?!) from his Heavenly home!

Beautiful.