My little sweetie had a fever tonight. He has been under a doctor's care and what he has is not serious, but it was 103.5. That's higher than he's ever had. He hardly ever has a fever, so I didn't exactly know what to do with this. Of course I called my mom in Nashville and she gave me the run down from her hotel room. Thank You, Lord, for phones. And moms. Especially moms. Since my boy was not feeling well, he was very snugly and let me rock him for a long time before I laid him down. It was the sweetest thing. I just love him so much. What a gift God has given us as women to be able to feel such a powerful, wonderful emotion. That same powerful emotion of love can be like a piercing sword, can't it? As I rocked him and prayed for his fever to come down, I was mindful of so many moms whose children are suffering from terrible illnesses. If that is you, I am so sorry. I would like to pray for you right now.
Lord Jesus, thank You for giving us hearts of compassion and love for our children. You see how our hearts break when our babies are in pain. I pray right now that You would touch each suffering child and relieve their pain. Please bring complete healing and relief. Give their mothers courage, faith, peace, and hope. Bring people around them with words of encouragement and life. Appoint friends and family to help where they can. Carry them with your grace and mercy. Deliver them from the fire, Lord Jesus. In Your holy, healing name, Amen.