I want to share an experience that happened on the 4th of July as my grandson Trey and I traveled back to Jacksonville from our annual trip to the mountains. We’d had an amazing time at Terra Nova, where Trey had so many fun and meaningful experiences.
We were still a good way from home and were just stopping for gas when my daughter Megan (Trey and Lily’s mom) let me know that they were going to take Lily, their youngest to the ER. She had been vomiting all morning and was in pain. She hadn’t wet her diaper since the previous day. This news really upset Trey. He has such a tender heart and loves his baby sister so much.
I immediately sent out a quick text to those in my group asking them to join me in prayer for Lily. Responses started flowing back immediately, affirming Lily’s perfect wellness. In less than 30 minutes Megan called to tell us that while she and Will prepared to leave for what could be a long ER visit, Lily had nodded off. Shortly, Will began dressing Lily as she slept. She popped up and immediately asked for juice! She began running around and appeared to be absolutely fine. She even wet her diaper. Trey and I were so relieved! He said, I bet that was one diaper my mom was happy to change!
Wow Trey, I exclaimed! Now that is the power of prayer. I pulled over at the very next rest area to send out the news to the prayer chain and thank them for their powerful and quick work. God is so very very good! I reminded Trey of the time that his dad was so ill with kidney stones and had been in excrutiating pain for days. Trey asked if we could create a prayer altar for him as we often did from the time he was very little. We set to work, creating a beautiful little altar where Trey stood in prayer for his beloved dad. My daughter soon let us know that Trey’s dad’s pain left him that very day and that he was able to pass the stones in the days ahead, again with no pain.
Yes my friends, that is the power of God through our prayers. Amen!