For those of you who may not be completely caught up, Luke Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY’s newest son, Leo, has been quite the miracle baby. Born last year in July, Leo has been a blessing to the Smallbone family. He has been a constant reminder of God’s faithfulness.
In September there was quite a scare. Luke shared with fans on Facebook:
“Yesterday I was mowing the lawn when I heard my wife frantically yelling for me to call 911. I wasn’t immediately sure why until I saw her holding our little boy, Leo, who was very gray and looking lifeless. She felt God impress on her to check on him while he was napping and after many prayers and some CPR, our little boy started to breathe again. We’re all currently at the hospital running tests and not sure about all that happened. We understand now more than ever that these kids aren’t ours, but God entrusts them to us for a time. We will hold him that much tighter and we’re that much more thankful that he spared Leo‘s life. Leo is stable and doing great but would covet your prayers! -L”
It’s an amazing story about God’s love but the trials weren’t over. Around Thanksgiving Luke shared that baby Leo would need an invasive surgery on his skull. Even still, he remained grateful and leaned on God for strength.
“When we have a thankful and joyful heart, even when our circumstances say we shouldn’t, I believe that reflects the love of God. That’s not logical. It doesn’t make sense so we must be in touch with Someone who triumphs over logic.”
This past Monday the time for the surgery arrived:
We waited on pins and needles yesterday to learn how everything turned out. Once again we are shown the power of prayer. Leo’s news was good:
We are continuing to keep this special family in our prayers. Praying for quick recovery and peace this year. We are so excited to hear the good news surrounding Leo and grateful to Luke for sharing his life with us all.