A little over a week ago, a friend of ours was in a horrible car accident. Mike was delivering papers for his family's paper route, something he didn't always do as he has a full time job, but took it to give the family a break this one morning.
While on the route, he pulled in front of a pick-up truck that he didn't see according to a witness, and was badly injured.
Mike has not woke up yet since the accident, but the doctor is expecting a full recovery.
When my husband got the call from Mikes wife, and told the kids and I, both Trevor and Dylan wanted to know "Does your friend have Jesus in his heart?"
Dave answered, "Yes, yes he does! He actually is the one that led daddy to Jesus when we were teenagers! He loves Jesus very much!"
Then one of the boys said to Dave, "That must make you feel much better."
WOW, I am such a proud momma right now. What an amazing thing to know that your nine year old children 'Get It.'
That they know that having Jesus in your heart gives peace, and fulfillment!
Today, the kids and I went to pick up Willy, one of my former youth, to go to his probation meeting. Willy has been into some trouble, but he's trying to get his life together, and has asked Jesus to come into his life and change him. My kids adore Willy, and like some of the other youth, refer to Willy as one of their Big Brothers.
After Will's meeting, I decided to take he and the kids to the County Fair! Everyone was looking forward to it, and Will was looking forward to just being out of the Mission for a while! (Unfortunately, with nowhere to live, he's currently living in a homeless shelter. BUT we often pick him up for meetings and other things, and take him out to eat or to just spend time)
Anyway, as we were driving to the fair, an ambulance was passing us going the opposite direction. Personally, before I was married or had kids, I would pray for the person or people that were hurting or sick whenever I saw an ambulance go by with their lights and sirens on. My kids have adapted this 'habit' also. Not long ago while the kids and I were at home, I came out of the bathroom and they told me that an ambulance had just gone down our street! I asked them "Did you pray?" They all three said to me ever-so-seriously "Yes!"
So on our way to the fair today, the ambulance passed us, and before anyone could say a word, Dylan said from the backseat "Mommy, let's pray!"
So, sitting at the red light I prayed the prayer we always do! "Lord - if the person that is hurt or sick doesn't know You, please send someone to introduce them to You! If they do know You, please give them peace right now, and let them know that someone is praying for them. In Jesus' name, Amen." And the whole car silently said "Amen"
aaahhhhhh again, My Mommas heart could NOT be more proud.
Thank you Jesus for such wonderful babies!