Thursday, January 12, 2006

The God who did not spare His own, spared ours.

I will have mercy to whom I will have mercy.

A few days ago, Joel, Phillip, Stella and I headed to the local pool, for a lunch at the pool/ family time. We packed our lunch, headed for the pool and while we were taking the lunch out of the bike's basket and putting it on the table, Phillip sneaked into the pool WITHOUT HIS FLOATIES. I was talking to Joel about why he should not have ripped the plastic bag with our lunch in it (you know one of those stupid/pointless exchange of words), and then, Joel (directed by God's merciful hands) turned his head and said out loud: Phillip and we both looked at Phillip's sunken upright body inside the pool drowning. Joel jumped into the pool, grabbed Phillip who came out gasping for air and then Phillip spit up some water and hugged me crying and just stood like that for a while.
Needless to say... it was God's grace and we are here sharing this with you for a couple of reasons:

1. Praise: to tell you that it was the Lord who turned Joel's head and thoughts to Phillip.
Today I was reminded of the wild mercy of the Lord. A friend has since told us about the drowning of the son of a missionary couple in Nigeria a few days ago (New Year's).

2. To tell our friends who are parents/caretakers: it is true! it only takes a few seconds. Water has no mercy. Paranoid mothers are ok and good.

3.The Lord is faithful when we are faithless. Obviously, it was our lack of care, plus a two year old being a two year old that caused this accident.

Phillip is fine, he was scared by the drowning but had no physical consequences from it, praise be to the Lord who kept him from all harm.


At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Joel and Karina and the gang,
Thank God, Phillip is ok. Be careful. Love, Auntie Shelley

At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Joel & Karina,

Thank God Phillip was alright and that God made Joel to turn his head at the right timing. Thank you for sharing this incident.

I am praying for your family this morning.

Much love, Anita Huang


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