Two brothers were in a car accident tonight. My boys grew up on the soccer fields alongside them. One of them + one of my sons + another friend were the 3 Soccer-a-teers for a long, long time, a brotherhood that would ride in the back of my van, trying to rock and tip it, lots of laughing, one doing a really good job mimicking the sound of bombs and their impact.
I have the want-to’s right now, really badly: to help, to encourage, to comfort. I want everything to be all right for these brothers, for this boy who I’d smile, wink and tell him, “You’re my favorite son” as they sat at the kitchen counter, eating something I’d made for dinner and he said it was delicious. I’d made him an honorary son long before.
I can’t do the “want-to’s” right now. They air-lifted them to a bigger, better hospital in a town far away – and my heart – it wants to do – and so I pray – and let the Holy Spirit speak through me. He knows what these boys-to-men need. He won’t get in the way, say the wrong thing or agitate with comfort I need to give more than their mom and dad need right now.- but the prayers – they need – one needs in a big way.
Won’t you pray with me? – For these brothers and their family – that God touch these boys and heal them, that His God-designed plan be lived out fully, that they feel your love right now.
I needed this 5 minutes. I needed someplace to pour my heart out – isn’t it how we were designed? To pour our hearts out to Him – and, when appropriate, to others – like right now, asking your prayer to turn into a chorus, standing in the gap for this family, interceding to comfort, to lift up, to believe – that God has a plan – and God can!
Update: Update: Both are in ICU – the older one is sedated, has broken and bruised places; the younger, the Freshman had brain surgery to release blood surrounding brain. Said won’t know brain function for a few days – please continue praying! Praising God for this report! Praising God that He’s not done!
No tea or coffee time – but maybe you need to share your heart – maybe you need someone to join with you in prayer – the word this week is Encourage – just 5 minutes – give your words, your heart, pressed down, shaken together and running over.
Update 01-0-14: Oldest has been released. Vitals are stable but not breathing on his own yet. Jesus came and showed us miracles weren’t supposed to be here and there happenings. Please pray for a Jesus kind of miracle!