For the past couple of weeks my family has been dealing with sick grandchildren. Both our grandsons are suffering. The youngest, Gavin (16 months) was diagnosed with viral pneumonia and RSV and spent a couple of days in the hospital. Jayden, our oldest grandson (he’ll be 4 in March), has had a persistent cough for a month or so and one day last week had a fever of 105. The doctor ordered some blood work and is yet to determine what is causing an elevated number in some of the blood work.
Needless to say, Pop-pop and Maw-maw are concerned, as are his sweet parents. We have been praying for God’s complete healing and we believe it will come. I hope you will join us in praying to this end.
In a conversation with one of our pastors in Ghana, I told him of the concern we have for our grandchildren and the next day I received this text message from him:
Dr. Roy, tell Gavin and Jayden that l and my leaders of the church have declared one week of fasting and prayer for them from tomorrow; so l will call you Roy to encourage them. 12pm noon tomorrow.
WOW. Isn’t it amazing to know that your brothers around the globe are committed to the truth of God’s provision! There is no doubt in their minds that God has already provided the healing that is necessary. When he called me, Ebenezer assured me that he and all the pastors in the area were in fact fasting for a week and devoting that time to prayer for the boys.
While this is certainly a personal blessing to me and my family, it is also a humbling reality of how often we fail to do the main thing — that is — commit all things completely to God. Through my tears of prayer I am determined to cast all my cares upon Him, because He cares for me. [1 Peter 5:7]
It is my prayer that we will all learn the discipline and habit of trusting God and leaving the results in His hands. He is all we need!