My first choice for online communication is Facebook, and it was blessing and a burden to me yesterday. It is where I communicate with my family – all of whom live far away – and where I keep in touch with friends far and wide. Through those friends I learned of a little boy who is fighting for his life today. He is in Hawaii and his name is Evan. He fell from a window in the family’s new home and has severe swelling on his brain. I believe the message below is from a friend of the family. It was such a beautiful prayer that I wanted to share it. There is a lot to learn in the words of this prayer. It is so hard to think of this family struggling through this situation, but I know that God will lead them through. If you have a moment, you might send up a version of this prayer on their behalf.
“I spoke to Mr. Jason 30 minutes ago and was very sad to learn that Evan is thought to be passing into a “slow brain death” .
Jason and Ami are asking that prayers be switched to these things:
If the Lords will is to take Evan, that He will not tarry or drag this out, but that He will swiftly take him home to be with the Lord.
If Evan does go home to be with the Lord, that we all would lift Jason, Ami and their family up in prayer. Praying that God would sustain them with His grace and mercy, granting them peace that passes all understanding, and my prayer is that we specifically ask the Lord to grant them favor that their faith will not be moved.
Of course, if the Lord has a miracle planned, then we are praying that the Lord not tarry in performing that miracle.
All medical interventions have been exhausted and some time tomorrow, if Evan is still hanging in there, they will perform tests to assess the brain activity.
Please continue to lift up this family. I know most of you are parents and I am sure we are overwhelmed with thoughts of heartbreak. I am reminded that the Bible promises us that “all things work for good to those who love the Lord. ”
Please see that the Bible verse does not tell us all things ARE good, but that for those who love HIM, all things will work for good. It is a hard promise to cling to in circumstances such as these, especially when a little one is concerned, but it is a promise from the Lord nonetheless.”
Be thankful for what you have today. Each day is filled with gifts if we just take the time to see them. I was feeling so thankful yesterday because I got to see the kids for a little while and celebrate their accomplishment of being selected for National Honor Society. In the time that David has been battling cancer, two friends have already lost their battles. One of them had been fighting for years, but one only had a couple of months after his diagnosis. His poor mother is on my mind so much. I’ve been given the wonderful gift of this school year with David and Austin. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed for any of us. We all know that, but it sometimes takes a tragedy to make us take notice of it.