Exodus 17:12 “When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up–one on one side, one on the other–so that his hands remained steady till sunset.”
The other day I was remembering the night I received the call to come quickly to the hospital because my son was throwing up blood. I’m not sure how I got from point A to point B, but I did. I was weak and I was afraid. As I entered the NICU and started to race down the hall, the nurse stopped me and told me to wait for someone to come get me. NOT a good feeling. Standing there completely shell shocked, I waited as a white coated doctor walked towards me. My legs barely help me up.
He told me, not quite quickly enough, that Mattie was alive, and then gave me the full report which included a lot of unknowns.
I was taken to Mattie’s bedside to see my son being tended to by a myriad of medical professionals. I made a follow up phone call to John to give him an update. I sent out texts and posts asking for prayer for our son.
And I prayed.
In the hours that followed, John arrived, and it became very clear that Mattie was a very sick little boy. The following day, as the medical staff prepared to transfer Mattie, John and I stood at our sons bed and prayed.
John would pray. I would pray. I remember many times where nothing would come out. I would pray in the spirit, until I could no longer do that, and then I simply stood, trusting that the Lord was hearing the cry of my heart.
As I shared with a dear friend, the struggle I was facing, feeling like such a weak intercessor, she reminded me that Jesus Himself was interceding for us and for our son. He lives to make intercession for us.
I am sharing this because this is the only way I can express my thanks to each of you who have prayed faithfully for our son. I want you to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your prayers were heard, and that we did indeed feel that our hands were being held up through the intercession of the body of Christ. Thank you.
And to all of the many children who have been praying I want you to know that Jesus has heard your prayers. He saved Mattie’s life when he was very very sick. He is continuing to heal him and is making him stronger each day. Jesus hears you when you pray.