I Am Alive Follow Up
By Susan Steffen-Kraft
What she did not realize is that the Mother who adopted me had prayed for 11 years for a baby. God was going to answer her prayer in his own time and way. And I was the answer and God would not be stopped from fulfilling the sincere and earnest prayers my Mother was sending up to him every day!
U cannot control God. If he says Yes, No, or Maybe and Wait awhile then whatever you want is irrelevant! If you petition God you must accept his answer. My biological mother could not stop God from answering my adoptive mothers prayers. God stopped the doctor from saying Yes to the abortion! When I realized what a miracle had happened I cried, I was even angry that she had felt that way and wanted to abort me.
I have stated that rape of a young girl would be grounds for abortion. And in the end I found out she was raped. Innocent and naive she did not know what was happening. She knew when she found out she was pregnant it would change her life forever. I did not walk in her shoes so I cannot judge her. But I am glad God was on my side. I was in his mind before this incident happened and he knew this would take place. Decisions were made that would change lives forever. But in the end God made lemonade out of lemons!
I can see why in that day and age things were not easy if you were in the family way. The church jumped all over her. They lectured my biological Dad and threw him out of the church which I understand. But my father told them she had seduced him. At her age I think not, but he was looking for a way out. I mean he was married and everyone in the church knew him.
God has a plan for all of us. The plan for me was to be part of the parents lives who raised me. They loved and cherished me. My mother taught me to stand for what I believe in and even in school to learn and answer the questions and get good grades. But I was still to write and answer the way I believed! Even though she was not political although Republican she and my father had no objections to me becoming a member of the John Birch Society! They asked for my political opinions and how they should vote and why! They had trained me well to think for myself and use common sense, something they firmly believed in.
My God is an Awesome God, He reigns from Heaven Above. If I were not here neither would my son or daughter be here or my two beautiful granddaughters. Things have a way of working out for the best if we let God work his will! When you get discouraged about the politics going on in this world remember that "God's In His Heaven All's Well With the World"! We must stand for what we believe in and let God take care of the rest.