Hand Of Hope

 The Photograph is real and the story accompanying it is correct. It appeared first in the October 30, 1999 issue of the Irish Independent.USA Today it reported on the miraculous surgery and photograph on September 7 nearly two months earlier.

 This picture has been featured in many newspapers around the world. It should be “The  Picture of the Year,” or perhaps… “The Picture of the Decade.”

 Both the Story and the Picture can be validated by Clicking on Links… http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/samuel.html


The man who took the Photo –http://michaelclancy.com/

Samuel Armas today –  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519181,00.html

The Picture of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.

The baby was diagnosed with Spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta . She knew of Dr  Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.During the procedure, the Doctor removes the Uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby.

 As Dr Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, ‘Hand of Hope.’ The text explaining the picture begins, ‘The tiny hand of 21-week- old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr Joseph Bruner as if thanking the Doctor for the gift of life.

‘Little Samuel’s Mother said they ‘wept for days’ when they saw the picture. She said, ‘The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person.’Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.

Update: The surgery was successful and little Samuel Armas was born on December 2 1999 and has been developing well, according to his parents, Alex and Julie Armas.

Now see the actual picture it is graphic but it is awesome…incredible… and Yes it is the Hand Of Hope…

Our God Is An Awesome God! 

Footnote- Some claim this Story is a hoax… it’s not! some try to discredit it’s validity or minimize it by saying it happens all the time… well if this is true that is also amazing. Some try to downplay the wonder of God’s merciful healing through the wisdom and gifts He has given Doctors, yet many Doctors claim that the lives that are saved are not only due to their abilities alone but know that it is God’s intervention. Some claim the Story has been changed but only in very minor details  not in it’s Truth. Some are  just sceptical regardless… But nothing can change the fact that it did happen so how we accept it is up to us. 

Music – Our God is an awesome God 

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom power and Love
Our God is an awesome God

About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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8 Responses to Hand Of Hope

  1. Lady Deidre says:

    Beautiful! What an awe inspiring moment! Praise God!


    • Freedomborn says:

      Yes Praise God indeed, all good things come from Him… How wonderful the Baby grew to a young boy that glorifies God in his life and stands against the evil of Abortion.

      Regardless of what our life circumstances are God uses them for good He chooses us knowing our response.

      Thank you Lady D – Christian Love Anne.


  2. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Jeanne and I hope your day had some very special memories. In Australia we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving Day but I have been doing some research about it and it is indeed a wonderful remembrance and as a few other Bloggers reminded us Mike and Bob we need to be thankful everyday… How good is that!

      Christian Love Anne


  3. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you Ron He is indeed Awesome and He is Love 100%

    Christian Love Anne


  4. Ron says:

    wonderful story our God is an awesome God truly.


  5. pureheart33 says:

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Wonder what that little guy is doing now? Just curious.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi pureheart33 yes it is indeed a wonderful True story, I posted it for a very important reason which I will share in a day or two but after reading your comment I checked to see what had become of this baby. His name is Samuel Armas and he is almost 10years old, I have posted a link in the story above about his life now, believe me I found it hard to contain myself while reading it, I’m still smiling with Joy… Our God is an Awesome God indeed !

      Christian Love Anne.


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