Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Prayers for Friends

The afternoon of Tuesday, June 21, a tragic accident occurred with some friends in our area of Texas.  Two sweet teenage boys (who are best friends) were crossing a street when one of the boys, Jackson, was struck by a truck in a 60 mph zone.  Jackson currently has no brain activity.  I believe he is still hooked up to a ventilator, but the doctors are saying there is no hope, there is nothing more they can do.  The family plans to donate Jackson's organs, but, of course, everyone is still praying for a miracle.

I ask you to storm heaven's gates for a miracle of healing, if that be the will of our Jehovah Rapha.

I ask you to pray for Jackson's best friend, Jonathon, who was walking with him at the time of the accident.  I truly cannot imagine what he's going through.

I ask you to pray for the families and friends of these boys, for God to pour out His mercies, His comfort, His peace the surpasses all understanding.  We know first-hand how powerful prayers are, how comforting it is when God's people pray for His peace to be abundantly showered upon those in need.  I am confident we wouldn't have survived, physically, emotionally, or spiritually, if it hadn't been for all of the kind people lifting us up as we walked through the deepest valley of death.

These two boys were in the very first Rite of Passage class we taught at Hays Hills Baptist Church in Buda, Texas.  (This was a class for 6th graders.)  Both of these boys were at Chrissie's memorial benefit on May 21.  Such sweet hearts.  Such a tragedy.  Oh how my heart weeps.

Being the ones left behind, separated from our loved ones who live a glorious life in heaven with Jesus, is the hardest thing about death.  Praise God for the gift of salvation and the hope and promise of being united in heaven as His children.  Oh what a glorious day that will be.  For now, hearts are heavy.  Abba Father, we need you.

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