With God, everything is possible – Mathew 19:26. “I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me? – Jeremiah 32:27.
These two verses came alive in the life of a woman who gave birth to twins: one died and the other became the world’s most premature baby to survive.
Scientifically the bay should not survive. The doctors also gave the baby zero percent for survival. But Jehovah who is an expert at making impossibilities possible sustained the baby with His own supernatural breath.
God made that popular song lyric come alive. “Who has the final say? Jehovah has the final say!”
The Alabama baby in the United States has broken the Guinness World Record for the most premature baby to survive. This happened just about five months after a Wisconsin baby broke the previous record.
The Miracle Baby, Curtis Zy-Keith Means was born on July 5, 2020, at a gestational age of 21 weeks, one day, making him 132 days premature. He weighed less than a pound (14.8 ounces), and doctors gave him an “almost 0 percent chance of survival”. His twin sister, C’Asya Means, died one day later.
Curtis was discharged from the hospital in April of this year.
Scientifically and medically, the standard gestational age for a full-term baby is 40 weeks (280 days) but “JEHOVAH-LICALLY”, the baby survived at 21 weeks.
The mother, Michelle “Chelly” Butler, said to Guiness: “The medical staff told me that they don’t normally keep babies at that age. It was very stressful”. But the baby responded well to treatment, including oxygen. The twins were born at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.
“The numbers say that babies at this age will not survive,” said neonatologist Brian Sims, who oversaw the delivery and the treatment. But the mom asked Sims ‘Can we give my babies a chance?’”
Guiness also confirmed that the baby had faith and willpower to survive.
If Guiness confirmed that the baby had faith to survive: then don’t give up on whatever you are ‘going through or going to’. Curtis’ story must challenge you.
Sims said: “I’ve been doing this almost 20 years… but I’ve never seen a baby this young be as strong as he was… There was something special about Curtis”. Obviously, that special thing is the hand of God and the faith of Curtis.
You may think: can a child have faith. The answer is Yes and No. Yes, because we are all spirit beings, and our spirits are active and alive from the time we are born, even before then, because we pre-existed in the spirit. You might say ‘Curtis has a strong spirit’. But I say ‘Curtis has a strong faith’. The mother said she’s tired and grateful.
She added: “I’m very proud of him because where he came from and where he [is] at now, I can tell the difference. Having this record is a blessing that he has accomplished, and I’m thankful that [Guinness World Records] accepted him”.
The previous record-holder was Richard Scott William Hutchinson, who was born Jun 5, 2000, at a gestational age of 21 weeks, two days, making him 131 days premature. Although his parents live in Wisconsin, he was born at Children’s Minnesota hospital.
Never give up. Never quit. Never back down. Help is on the way. God will come through for you.