Now to him who is able to immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
Years ago, I went through a very difficult period in my life. I was a single mother of two, working an incredibly demanding job, and my young son was being hospitalized at UCSF for two weeks (the first time he’d been away from me). Additionally, my manager was away for two months, leaving me as the head of my department.
Each night after work I’d drive directly to SF from Cupertino, arrive at 7:30 pm, visit until 11:00 pm, then head home. Arriving at the hospital, even on weekends, I could literally see the fog rolling down Judah Street, casting an inky pall over the hospital. After almost two weeks I was exhausted, using driving time to cry and pray to God to let my son get well, to give me strength, and to let me feel God’s presence. I felt so alone.
The nurses told me that I could walk with my son outside in the neighborhood one weekend. Driving to the hospital that day, I fervently prayed the Lord would allow the sun to shine, if just for our walk. God quickened my soul, confirming to me that He would do a miracle if I believed. I arrived at the hospital filled with hopeful expectation… but it was overcast as usual. Approaching the hospital steps, the clouds suddenly cleared. I picked up my son, the sun shining brightly for our walk! Gratefully overjoyed as we walked back, once inside, I immediately looked out the window. The clouds were back, with fog rolling down the street. God did more than I could imagine, and I give him all the glory!