Wednesday, October 8, 2008
A miracle from the Lord
Daniel and I are blown away daily by the Lord's faithfulness and provision for our family as we prepare to leave for Costa Rica! Last week we received another medical bill in the mail for Daniel's shoulder surgery. (Reminder--our insurance company is not covering Daniel's surgery and we have about $25,000 in doctor's bills that we owe) At this point I couldn't even worry about it because for one, what is another $720 and two, I know the Lord is going to provide for these bills and He will get the glory. Anyway, I walked back from the mailbox after opening the bill and felt I should call Providence Hospital to see what the status was on our application for financial assistance. At this point, we have done all we can do to apply to every financial assistance program and we even wrote a letter to each provider explaining our situation and asking for mercy. So I felt in my heart I was to call Providence (this is our biggest bill--over $15,000) and check on the paperwork. The billing clerk proceeded to tell me that the day before (last Monday) the hospital decided to take care of our bill and our balance was ZERO!!!! Yes, ZERO!!! I was absolutely blown away and knew immediately that it was the Lord's provision! What is even better, I was able to share with the billing clerk how the Lord intervened here and provided for us. She said she has never seen anything like this before and the situation really ministered to her. She truly was at a loss for words...it was so beautiful to see our Lord get all the glory! Also, three other providers are waiting to hear what the hospital does for us with financial assistance before deciding what they will do with those bills so we are praying God's favor over those bills as well! God is definitely in the miracle business!! Our 3 year old, Thomas, has been praying every night for over a month for a "miracle for the medical bills" and the Lord heard his cries. We are so humbled that He chose to bless us in this way. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 Be blessed!!!