On the 22nd of December Sam opened a gift from his Great Grandma, it was a card and money. He was so excited. Both of the boys chatted excitedly about their gifts.
Then Sam raised his arm up and shouted, 'My heart can come upon me!'
I asked him to repeat what he said and he repeated, "My heart can come upon me.'
His face was radiant and I marveled at the word 'upon' in his speech.
I asked, 'Who told you this?' He replied,'Desus did! Desus said my heart can come upon me now.'
I cried out to Don and Sam repeated everything he had just told me. In that moment I felt like I had received an early Christmas present, a renewed promise, fresh hope, a token of lavish love to remind us that God has not forgotten His promise of Sam's restored heart. And more than that, he had revealed it to Sam, not me, or Don, or Jack. He has shown Sam that he has big plans for his life.
To have God confirm his promise of Sam's new heart in this way is nothing short of astonishing for me. And I am thankful that it has been revealed to Sam in this way. I had nothing to do with it. And so Sam knows what he heard in his heart was real and a special message for him to tell us. More than that we have prayed for both Jack and Sam for years, in particular for Sam's heart and body. In recent times our prayers had become more general, and lacking in zeal as we approach yet another hospital stay. And so there was no prompting for his declaration, in fact we were busy packing the car to go away for Christmas. I will remember this day and we will celebrate and praise God while we wait for his promise to be fulfilled.