I sat in my recliner the other night watching my seven year-old son lying sick on the couch with the latest stomach bug. Weakened from a restless night of vomiting and diarrhea, he lay almost lifeless, wrapped in a sleeping bag and his favorite blanket. There are few things in this world that give me a feeling of helplessness more than when my children are sick. As a father I want to take care of all their needs and protect them from all the bad things in this world. So what’s a man or woman to do in this world, seeing that we have no control over it? The answer comes from the same seven year-old child. As I rose to leave the room, turning off the light while he slept, my son whispers, “Dad, why haven’t you did the thing with me that you do with everyone else?” What thing is that? I say. “The thing where you put your hand on them and pray.” I had to smile as my heart cried out “yes, Joshua, why haven’t I!” Taking his little hand and placing my other on his head, Josh and I began to pray.
Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
Thank you Lord for reminding us that your love, grace and power is ever present! Especially when we feel helpless and weak. Praise God for all of life, even the hard parts…for He is still in control and
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Psalm 150:6
Gregory Wilhite, Chaplain
Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation