In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. (NIV)
Thought for the Day: God’s help sometimes comes from our friends.
We have a wonderful friend who is a Neonatal ICU registered nurse. When we adopted our first child she loved visiting with us, holding him, and examining him to make sure he was healthy.
When he was two months old, we noticed his breathing was not normal and we called her to come to our house to check him. After a few minutes, she quietly and calmly instructed my husband to get him in the car and drive to a wonderful children’s hospital we have in our city. She called ahead to let them know we were coming. When we arrived, they immediately took him into a room for the doctor to examine him. It ended up that our child was diagnosed in the fifth stage of Bronchiolitis with mild Respiratory Syncytial Virus. We stayed in the hospital with our baby for three days as fluids were suctioned from his lungs. That time was filled with fear, but also of thankfulness for a friend who knew what to do to save our baby’s life.
We know God placed Jody in our lives to be a wonderful friend and ultimately to save our child’s life. We love her and still thank God everyday for her. God gave her the gift of love for children and that love placed her in the perfect place when our baby needed her.
Prayer: God, thank you for health workers and friends who are placed in our lives. Help us observe each day the people you place in our lives and help us remember that you placed them there at the perfect time.
Prayer Focus: FRIENDS IN TIME OF NEED