Sunny Side of The Stream: Dad Breaks Down as NICU Baby Raises Hand While He Sings Worship Song

By Aliya Kuykendall Published on January 28, 2023

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A Texas father of a baby in the NICU, Daniel Johnson, posted a video on TikTok of him singing a worship song to his son and his son raising his arm as he sang the word, “hallelujah.”

Remington is beating the odds for survival and his father gives God the glory. Johnson posted the caption: “Remington Hayze Johnson. Proof that God is faithful. Born 4 months early and given a 21% chance of survival. Today we are 2 1/2 months old giving God all the praise He deserves.”

So far the video has 1.2 million views on TikTok and has also been shared on other platforms.

49er’s Rookie Quarterback Praised for His Faith

Brock Purdy could become the first rookie quarterback to lead his team to the Super Bowl. Franklin Graham posted congratulations to the team on Facebook, saying of the 49er:

In addition to being a super talented football player, I love the fact that Brock Purdy is so open about his faith in Jesus Christ. He told the media his secret, ‘I’m a faith-based guy so that’s how I stay grounded…at the end of the day I know that I’m not defined by the wins or losses as a person.’ I haven’t rooted for the 49ers since Joe Montana, but I’m sure pulling for them now!

Sport Spectrum reported on Purdy sharing the moment he realized he realized he needed to turn away from putting football ahead of God.

During an appearance on the Sports Spectrum Podcast in August 2021, Brock shared an important moment in his walk with Christ that happened soon after he got to Iowa State. At the end of a difficult first week of fall camp, Purdy got on his knees and asked God to forgive him for putting football ahead of his relationship with Christ.

“It was just a great reminder of where my identity is, where it lies,” Purdy said. “And it’s in Jesus. And I continue to lean on Him. Again, the next day I didn’t go out and throw for 500 yards and was this awesome quarterback, but it was just this peace that I had with Him knowing that, ‘Hey, no matter what I’m going to face moving forward during college football, God and Jesus are going to be my identity. And whatever I face, I won’t be shaken from it.’ I’ve got a great foundation in Him.”

Mother and Wife to Father With Stage-Four Cancer Saved From Choking in Restaurant

Falicia Clark, a woman who owns a daycare center and has to do regular CPR training, was ready to do the Heimlich maneuver when fellow diner Jenn Gottschling started choking on her food. Gottschling said she was thinking of her children as she started choking, especially because their father has stage-four cancer.

Clark said, “I just gave all the honor to God because I was just at the right place at the right time.”

Twitter Roundup

Strength, skill and heroism highlighted in posts on Twitter:

Finally, in honor of this week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, an overwhelming reminder of difference one individual can make in this world.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Aliya Kuykendall is a staff writer and proofreader for The Stream. You can follow Aliya on Twitter @AliyaKuykendall and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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