Jesus Did It!
By: Sarah-Jane Leonard
I want to share this testimony to show what God can do for us if we put our faith and trust in Him. My story begins before I was born.
At 38 years old, my mother became pregnant with me.
During her pregnancy, she developed German Measles, and that - coupled with her age - was not good news for me. Her doctor informed her that I would more than likely have Downs Syndrome; almost certainly be born blind; born deaf and have heart problems.
His advice? "You must have an abortion."
My mom refused to have an abortion, as she was a Christian. As a result, the doctor was unwilling to keep her on as a patient, and so she had to find herself a new doctor.
God led her to a Jewish Doctor: Dr Edelstein. He respected my mother's wish not to abort me as they "believed in the same God."
HOW I GOT MY NAME
One night my mom was sitting in a church service and the preacher was talking about Abraham and Sarah in the Old Testament portion of the Bible. Every time the preacher said the name 'Sarah,' I would move around in my mother's womb.
As she sat there, she felt that that was the name I was supposed to have. She decided to add 'Jane' when she discovered the British name 'Sarah-Jane' and decided that she liked that combination. (Hyphenated names are considered to be modern in South Africa).
Whenever my mom would go to Dr Edelstein, she would refer to me as 'Sarah-Jane' ... not 'the baby', and soon she had him calling me that as well!
He would sometimes say to her: 'But you don't even know if it is a girl or a boy....what if it turns out to be a boy? Don't you have any boys names picked out?'
But, she knew the name God wanted for me and knew I would be a girl.On June 29, 1984 I was born in Durban, South Africa. I weighed 6 1/2 pounds; I did NOT have Downs Syndrome; was NOT deaf; was NOT blind; my heart was and is fine. I was as normal an infant as God makes them. Praise God!
Satan was not through yet however. He did not succeed in having me aborted -- but I truly believe he continued to try and destroy me. (Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. See: John 10:10).
The nurse brought to my mom ... not me ... but another baby! My mom had not yet seen me; she had no idea what I looked like -- but she looked at the child placed her in arms and KNEW that this baby was not her child!
My mom informed the nurse, and the nurse thought to herself: 'This woman is rejecting her own child...' and kept trying to reassure Mom that this baby was her child.
My mom refused to hold the baby and demanded that it be taken from her and HER child brought to her.
The perplexed nurse left with the baby ... only to discover ... that my mom was right! (I had been placed with another woman who was overjoyed at her 'new baby girl.')
The nurse returned with two babies and asked her: 'Okay - which one is yours then?'
My mom pointed to me. The nurse could not understand how she knew.
The other ladies in the hospital were amazed as well. (Well thank you Lord, because YOU knew!)In South Africa it is mandatory that each child receives vaccinations. At approximately 18 months I was taken in for my BCG (TB vaccination) but something went very wrong. The nurse used a dirty needle on me (one that had been used on a different baby) and as a result I developed a granuloma. As of today I have a small indent in my arm. Of course the medical staff denied it, and my mom could not prove it. However, my blood was tested and thank God I did not catch any disease.
I want to encourage those who may find themselves in the same situation my mom was in. Doctors don't know everything. It is only God who knows the future and He can work any miracle. Obedience to God is very, very important. If my mom had not obeyed Him (Thou shall not murder) and chose instead to put her faith in a doctor, she would have killed her child unnecessarily ... and I would not be writing this NOW ... thanking God for the opportunity to not only give Him glory for keeping me alive, but for however He plans on using me the rest of my life to glorify Him even MORE!
Satan may try to destroy us, and I can't answer as to WHY God allows other babies to be aborted yet I wasn't, but that doesn't lesson my full assurance and confidence that God is in ultimate control of every baby and every thing. Furthermore, I doubt there is one aborted baby now in heaven who is complaining about not being able to come down to this sin-sick planet for very long. We on this side of heaven truly do see through a dark glass (mirror) dimly. (See: 1 Cor. 13:12). Once we're with the Master in heaven, we'll then be made aware of why things happened the way they happened down here.
If you feel like you need to open up to someone about something that has been bothering you -- perhaps the guilt of abortion, for example -- feel free to contact me. As God may want to use me to help another, I'm availing myself to Him. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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