Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pray for Baby Evelyn

Our dear friends Grace and Brandon's 9 day old little girl Evelyn was admitted to the hospital yesterday. Please pray for them! She was not eating well, and they were having a hard time arousing her. She is in the ICU on a ventilator now.

They don't know much at this point, but our Father in heaven surely does. I was reminded of this tonight, as I was cooling down from a run on the boardwalk next to the beach. I sat down to stretch, and this David Crowder song started playing on my iPod - I think it's called The Glory of it All.

Anyway, the first verse says,

At the start, He was there.
In the end, He'll be there.
And after all our hands have wrought, He forgives.

It brings such quiet assurance to my soul tonight to know for certain that my God has always existed and will continue to be God, despite whatever waves crash over us. Nothing gets past Him, and He is in the business of working in our lives for His glory. Each and every one of us. Even sweet, little Evelyn, who I haven't even gotten to meet yet.

As I sat there on the beach, I felt the sting of tears behind my eyes as David Crowder sang the chorus:

Oh the Glory of it all is
He came here
For the rescue of us all
that we may live
for the glory of it all

He cared enough about us to come and redeem us, enough to send His precious Son to die for us. And so I know He cares when we pray for His help in this situation too. For healing. For wisdom on the part of doctors. For strength and peace for Grace and Brandon and their families. For His glory.

The sea was gorgeous tonight, dark and powerful. I love sitting outside and just watching the waves crash against the sand, and I have to admit, I stayed out there for awhile. Just talking to the Lord about all of this. Dave told me that he almost came out looking for me. He knows how long my runs usually take. :)

The next verse of the song, while simple, really spoke to my heart.

All is lost, find Him there,
After night, dawn is there,
After all falls apart
He repairs He repairs

He redeems us. And He repairs us. No matter what our need, He is there. I am so thankful for the truth of that!

Please pray for Evelyn, and ask the Lord to meet her need. And lift the rest of the family up too. These are hard days.

Grace's sister Christina is posting updates here.


A &J said...

Those are reassuring thoughts of our good and faithful God. We are definitely praying.

Eryn said...

oh my, i didnt even know she had been born! i will definitely be praying.