Today I was originally going to go generic with my blog and give my opinion on The History Channel's new show "The Bible". God had other ideas for me and put the article on CNN about the toddler that was cured of HIV on my heart to talk about His omnipotence and love for us all.
Just in case anyone does not know, HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and it is the virus that turns into AIDS. There is not a scientifically known cure for this disease and while the HIV carrier may not have AIDS the exchange of bodily fluids with another person can pass the virus to them and it will most likely result in AIDS for the non-carrier.
The story is about a woman who received no prenatal care prior to birth, and it was only at birth of her baby did she find out she had HIV. The virus was passed to the child from the mother in utero and when the child was about 30 hours old, even before confirmed HIV diagnosis, the doctor began her on a treatment schedule using 3 HIV drugs. The child was in fact diagnosed with HIV a couple of days later. The baby was on the treatment for about 15 months and the mother stopped giving it to her for 8 to 10 months and health officials intervened and the treatments were resumed. Now the child is virus free and the virus has not returned after the treatment has been stopped.
While reading this story I learned about an American living in Germany in 2007 who was battling both HIV and Lukemia. He had a bone marrow transplant and both diseases were gone.
This is the only 2 documented cases of HIV being cured and it shows that God can overcome anything. I cannot speak as to the beliefs of this child's family or the man in Germany, but I know it was God performing 2 miracles and showing us that His power is greater than anything. HIV is a sickness we have been throwing our best scientists and billions of dollars for years, here we have two cases that were cured and science says "hmmm.....we did it but I am not sure how."
While science was a contributing factor, God cured both of them. We should thank God for sparing these lives and, as Christians, remember and use these cases as examples that no matter what we are faced with and no matter how badly the world says the odds are stacked against us we have the ultimate equalizer. God is the author and creator of all and He will never forsake us and never leave us as long as we keep our faith in Him.
Exodus 23:25-26 25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
Luke 9:1-21 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick
Psalms 107:19-20 19 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. 20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.