I married at a young age, but my first son came seven years later in 1994. I had two more children in 2003 and 2004 by the grace of God. They are miraculous answers to our prayers. My wife was suffering from endometriosis and was advised by her gynecologist to be pregnant again in order to be fully cured of that condition. She had an earlier operation to remove the cyst (in 2002), but it grew back again. She was already thirty-eight, and pregnancy risks were heightened. However, the female gynecologist was both famous and a Christian and she encouraged us to try the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) program.
I reluctantly agreed to the IVF program, though I knew in my heart it would not work. I told her that God would answer my prayer instead of going through that program, if God so willed. (I was not disputing the fact that God could answer the prayer of childless couples through the IVF program, but I discerned it would not be the case for me. We had this trust in God.) We did the intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure twice considering our near hopeless condition, but to no avail.
My eldest son and I prayed fervently for my wife’s healing and God did heal her when she was pregnant again – naturally ! Praise and thanks be to God !
Though my wife’s medical condition and the arrival of two more children somehow consumed much of my attention, the blessings of God answering my prayer cemented my faith in God, and He was definitely getting my whole attention.
- Extracted from my book, The Coming Economic Flood.