“Not to worry,” the doctor had said, “Smaller women sometimes carry smaller babies. Sandra will be fine. ... I pray for a miracle baby just like she was that day we learned she was there. But I've monitored your pregnancy over and over, ...
Author: Clarence Billheimer
Jim and Elizabeth Keys struggle for several years to have children, and then finally have one, but he is premature and has many health difficulties. The extra care and concern Jim feels his son needs eventually costs him his job. However, he is offered another job back in his home state. Not long after moving, his son is killed in a drive-by shooting. After the family recovers from the grief, they try again and lose the next child to miscarriage. Their physician finds out Elizabeth has a condition with her reproductive organs that he corrects which enables her to have a normal baby. This boy is small for his age and suffers a lot of ridicule until his size becomes an asset in rescuing a trapped dog. Meanwhile, Jim’s stepfather, who has been resistant to faith in Christ but more and more addicted to gambling, hits bottom and loses everything. It is then, through circumstances, he learns of another man who spent his life gambling but is now a changed man. He goes to hear the man speak and is convicted and becomes a Christian, the same night Jim’s little boy receives Christ.