Somebody go get Jesus for me
He knows what you don’t. When you think you have everything figured out, you don’t. Because He has it all under control. When you feel like your world is getting ready to be destroyed, He’s holding it together. When someone is sick … somebody go get Jesus.
Lazarus was sick. In John 11 we see that word sick four times to let us know the severity of his condition. They knew who to send for, though, didn’t they? What about those times when somebody is sick in your home or in your family, and you needed God to show up — what did you do? You got on the phone or text message and you put in prayer requests. Why? Because you needed SOMEBODY to go get Jesus for you.
And isn’t it odd that sometimes when we need the Lord to show up it’s hard for us to be able get to him — because we have so many emotions swelling up in us. We can’t control the situation and it’s hard to get focused in on our prayers … so we begin to call on other people we know who love the Lord and believe in the healing hand of God. And all of a sudden prayers begin to go shooting into the Holy of holies of Glory and then God moves his hand.
That preacher, he just described what is happening here at Tuckaway Farm. Someone in my family is sick and I am helpless to control the situation. I can study up and scour the Internet. I can watch videos and read articles and peruse photos. And in the end there’s not a single thing I can do but go get Jesus. Except, yeah — like the pastor said — sometimes it’s hard to focus. Oh, I’m praying all right, but I feel weak and inconsequential. And I know there’s only one thing to do: take the step that seems really hard — at least to me. I have to ask …
Somebody go get Jesus for
me my husband.
I’m asking you. When you talk to God, when you’re praying or praising or worshiping in your way, please mention my husband. You can call him Farmguy — I’m sure God will know who you mean — but his name is Ryan.
He has stage two malignant melanoma. Surgery is scheduled and we’ll know more after that. It’s a journey neither of us ever considered. Heart troubles? Yeah, we’ve been through that already. Cancer? Shocker — though I realize how naive that seems. So. We’re praying and loving and humbly asking that you might consider calling out to Jesus on his behalf.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. ~ Romans 8:26
May God bless you and your loved ones. And please, please, slather on the sunscreen.
Don’t worship the sun. Worship the Son.