New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
Now, the verse starts out a bit strange when you think about the point of the story. But without the start, the end doesn't make much sense.
You are probably wondering, what does this have to do with sharing Elisa's story? Well, it's like verse three says "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him."
Elisa's story is amazing. Scary, but amazing. She survived and thrived. I personally believe it's because of God. She was meant to be here, God made it happen. It's like a fellow preemie mom said:
"It is entirely God's Providence and Grace. At least, it is so in my book. I remember feeling the entire time on bedrest this strange Peace and Comfort, knowing that everything will be a-ok. When I delivered my son at 28,3, I kept thinking - 'this can't be, God promised me it will be ok'. Guess what? God delivered. He did not reneg on His promise. It's just that it went down differently than I thought it would."
I feel much the same way. I share her story so that maybe others in the same shoes will see it and have hope. That maybe they will believe and maybe they will find the same comfort I have found. No things didn't go the way I wanted them to, but they had a purpose. God delivered to me what I asked for, a healthy baby girl.