Day 17 of 31 Days of Connecting
My good friend is in the hospital. She has sudden preeclampsia and is barely 29 weeks pregnant. After seeing her battle infertility, my heart breaks for her and her circumstances.
And my heart sings because people love her. Not only do they love her, but they are showing her love through caring for her family.
I am taking her 3 year old for the weekend and have been in contact with at least 10 people this morning who want to help. Dozens and dozens are praying for the family.
You guys, God is at work in his people. Through their heartbreak, His is being expressed. In their action, He is moving. In their prayers, He is interceding.
My friend has been vulnerable with this community. In the midst of her struggle to get pregnant, she invited everyone to pray for her. She took a huge risk in being honest about her pain. And because of it, she is loved. Not that she wouldn’t be loved without her truth being out there, but her connection to the community is so strong because she took the risk.
They need your prayers. Their son needs comfort. We are all doing our best to provide, but we cannot underestimate the power of God in prayer.
I think of Jesus being interrupted constantly to heal. This is one of those interruptions and He is at work. I believe that. I see that.
To our community: Thank you for being the hands of Jesus. The words of Jesus. The prayers of Jesus.
UPDATE: She’s ok!
A super discerning doctor decided to wait until at least this afternoon before doing anything. It turns out she had gallstones and only a mild case of preeclampsia. She is most likely going home, tomorrow! Thanks be to God. And thanks for your prayers.