He's crying out in pain from the backseat.
"Mama, my leg hurts."
I'm behind the wheel, experiencing pain all of my own.
"Where does it hurt honey?" I look in the rearview mirror into his tear-filled eyes.
"My knee hurts mama...weally bad!"
"We are almost home, buddy...mommy can help you when we get there." I say through deep breaths as my own pain begins to intensify.
She's sitting there, wide-eyed with concern written all over her face. I can't hide anything from her. She knows the pain I have been experiencing over the past month has returned once again...and she is scared.
"Caleb boy, I am going to pray to Jesus for Him to make your leg feel all better. 'Dear Jesus, thank you for this day. Thank you for Mommy and Daddy, Caleb and Me, and please Jesus help my brother's leg not hurt anymore. I love you Jesus, Amen.' "
Her immediate action to resort to prayer always amazes and humbles me.
Why do I not always immediately turn to prayer?
"Does your leg feel better now buddy?"
"Well, Jesus loves you and He wants to make you feel all better. Let me pray again."
Again, I hear the same, whispered, prayer coming from the back seat.
It's late when we arrive home. Caleb's asleep in his carseat, the pain apparently gone. I open the door for Emma, lift her up out of her carseat, and say that Jesus heard and answered her prayer. A smile comes across her face.
"I prayed for you, too, Mama." she says as she walks down the steps into the house.
I remain standing outside, left speechless at the amazing faith my daughter has. How much I am learning from her. How proud I am at how much she trusts and loves Jesus so much. She gets it!
It wasn't until then that I realized my pain had ceased.
I whisper into the night sky, "Jesus answered your prayer, baby girl."
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30
Since the birth of Heidi, I have been experiencing excrutiating back and chest pains. The pain is so intense, it literally takes my breath away. I head to the Chiropractor tomorrow and would really appreciate your prayers. Thank you sweet friends!
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“I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” ~ Psalm 16:8