There is a picture you have to see - picture
that may define reality and change your life.
Maybe by now you've heard about this picture. It
is pretty graphic and might not be something for
kids to see. But the picture is both amazing and
It is a picture of
Samuel Armas. Actually a picture of little Sam
holding his doctors hand. But little Samuel has
not yet been born. He was only 21 weeks old at
Doctors were performing
an amazing in utero surgery to limit the impact
of spinal bifida on this preborn child. As the
doctors surgically reached inside the womb to
repair Sam's spine - his tiny hand reached out
and embraced the doctors finger. The surgery was
so sensitive that the doctors were heard telling
their staff to stay quiet and not wake the baby.
The surgery went well
and chances are very good the young Sam will
make it. He may even see the day when he gets to
shake that surgeons hand again.
I've seen the picture.
It is the most compelling case for unborn life
yet made. Without a single word being spoken -
Young Samuel Armas and his loving mother are
sending a message to the world.
Sam is only 21 weeks
old. Old enough to be sick. Old enough to be
healed. Old enough to be loved, and old enough
to hold the hand of one who could save his life
or end it.
The Public Square
Transcript, Samuel Armas
Courtesy of Michael Clancy