Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Only God.

This picture has been going around Facebook lately and I just really wanted to share it with y'all. It's just an amazing picture of LIFE and beauty.


The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, "Hand of Hope." The text explaining the picture begins, "The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life."

Little Samuel's mother said they "wept for days" when they saw the picture. She said, "The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person" Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome...incredible....

7 comments:

  1. Wow. I saw this on facebook earlier and was going to go back and read the story... but, then I saw you blogged about it. :) How incredible. What a powerful testament to the heart of God!

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  2. i've not seen this picture before and honestly can't even fathom it...such an amazing story! thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. oh my goodness. this is so amazing! our God is able to do immeasurably more than we can even fathom! what a precious miracle.

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  4. Oh my! That is absolutely precious! I cannot imagine how those emotions felt. Amazing story!! Miracles happen everyday <3

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  5. What a great story! We have an amazing God!

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  6. I saw this on facebook as well! I love this story :] Thanks for sharing it on blogger

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  7. Wow. This is truly amazing !!!! We have such a great GOD & he can do the impossible !!

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